Exhortations

Making Decision

Decision Making

God gives wisdom to the wise, and having wisdom makes wise decisions.  When we talk about wisdom, we always remember the story of King Solomon; the wisest and wealthiest man ever lived. In a dream, God asked King Solomon what gift he would like to have.  The question seems to be whatever he wanted and there was no limit the way he was asked. Solomon had a choice of many kinds, long life, more wealth, a healthy body, fame and he could have had asked for anything and he can have it. 

However, King Solomon chose to get wisdom that he can use in making a good, fair, and balance decisions among his people. God gave him the wisdom with knowledge and understanding.  Every day, each one of us would like to make a decision, and there are options to choose from. We can choose the food we want to eat; clothes we want to wear; and many other things to choose and decisions to make. like buying a house, asking the boss for promotion,  big and small things that would need to give some thoughts before rendering an action.

Every time we face a decision-making situation, we need to consult the Holy Spirit for a proper approach in dealing with the decision, but how we should do that? We should consult the Bible for guidance and it might surprise you finding the right answers are there. What should we do when the Bible doesn’t seems to have an answer? We must have faith and trust that answers could be through signs and wonders. Do you believe it?

When you lack wisdom you may also lack knowledge and understanding, and eventually, having lack of communication with the one true God. When you submit first all your decisions to Him that gives wisdom, you can just sit back and relax and patiently wait for God’s timing. If it is about prosperity then you also need to work for it. Money doesn’t grow on trees but from hard work combined with faith and trust will produce fortune.  

If your wisdom comes from God, you should not be short of knowledge and understanding Proverbs 2:6. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5.

Faith and trust work together, but sometimes when distraction comes your way, you lose focus with the one that will make your path straight. We always have to bear in mind whatever we are doing; we must do it all for the glory of God and distraction will not be on your way not even close. When we are in authority to make decisions, we have to make sure that it favors whom God gives the favor.  Either to the rich with full of knowledge that never misses giving tithes or to the poor that is still a babe and no capacity to give.

“Where there is no guidance, a people fall, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

We make decisions without considering the situations because of experience could not always be a good thing. The Bible told us to listen first before making a decision. This means we are in submission to the word of God. Righteous living bear fruit of righteousness, a tree of life will not bear fruit of death; a mango tree cannot bear a peach, goodness is to godlikeness. As Proverbs states, the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he who is wise wins the souls Proverbs 11:30.

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and sincere. James 3:17.”  “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do do it all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8

Let us humble ourselves and submit to Him all our daily decisions and we will never be wrong.

To God be the glory.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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