Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word, it helps you know what to do. Have you ever been stuck in the valley of indecision? Not sure where to go, or what to do… and the clock is ticking? Either a crisis point looming, or just another week, month, and year that has passed, and you’re still stuck in the same boat. Decisions are difficult because what seems good isn’t always. And what seems like not such a good idea, could be exactly what God has for you. His Ways are just higher than yours, and His ways will often stretch you. It’s ok to be out on a limb, as long as it’s the right limb. Most people make mistakes in the decisions they make because they rush. Hasty speculation brings poverty. Quick decisions aren’t always the best, they often contain pitfalls. But sometimes even God is saying “Stop praying, start moving!” Like with Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea, and God parted it. It’s not time to pray – it’s time to go! Another reason why people make bad decisions, is because they are misinformed. What they think is true, isn’t. Those around them believe a certain way, and they fall right into the trap – and end up doing foolish things based on misinformation. Another reason why people make foolish or poor decisions is because they are lacking information, they don’t have all the information they need, and they make decisions prematurely – based on incomplete knowledge. What they could find out with just a little due diligence, or a little patience, they either are unaware of the importance of that skill, or they ignore it thinking they know better. Pride goeth before a bad decision – that’s where the fall usually comes in. But the main reason why people make poor decisions. Is they don’t ask God. Whether they think they don’t have time to… (as if this perceived urgency is more important than making a wise decision) or they just don’t think about it. They asked all their friends, and perceived ‘experts,’ but they forget to ask the One who knows the answer, the end from the beginning, who holds all wisdom, the One who has the plan for them – that is best. Joshua fell into that same trap. Rather than ask God, they fell for the deception of a peace treaty with a nation far away, which turned out to be the next town God was going to give them. Just because they had moldy bread, doesn’t mean it was fresh when they started they journey… Yes, people will lie to you. So how do you make sure you don’t get stuck in the valley of indecision, or make foolish ones, just to make one. First know God’s promise. He has good for those who fear Him, for those who love Him, and are willing to seek, wait, and fully follow His plan no matter what He tells them. Second, God promised if we lack wisdom and we ask Him, He will surely show us the best decision to choose and when. And Third, He said – seek Godly Counsel – (from obeyers more than so-called ‘experts’). All counsel is not created equal, but a multitude of counsel is what God tells us will bring victory. Praying that if you are facing a decision, that you won’t ignore, or delay, or rush. But that you would seek God – who promised wisdom for you. Praying that you will use a PIVAT Decision Tool, for this decision you face. Not only will it help you hear God’s direction for you, but it will be something you can come back to – when you made the best decision – but might face a little adversity along the way. God’s way vs. man’s way applies not just to every decision, but even the process you use to arrive at one. Praying that you will ask God, seek Godly counsel, trust Him fully, wait on His timing, and Go when it’s Go Time.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!