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Ask Dr. Ron — Decisions Decisions

Decisions decisions, so many decisions I don’t know which one to make.  Throughout our lives all of us are faced with many, many decisions.  Some decisions are minor like deciding what to wear today.  Other decisions, however, are so important that they impact a person’s life forever.  Like, should I marry Tommy or Johnny?  That’s huge!

Have you ever felt a little bewildered about having to make decisions?  I sure have.  Remember the old saying, “She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not?”  Have you ever picked a yellow daisy and then plucked the petals one by one hoping to find some kind of answer for your life?  That’s a very unreliable way to come to the right decision about anything.  Another unreliable way is making a decision based on our feelings.   Why?  Because our feelings change.

Let’s define the term decision making.  “Decision making is a process which includes making choices and judgments about attitudes or actions.” (J.Hunt) 

Decisions we make are always an act of our will and always involve either our mind or our emotions. 

I heard someone say once, “Wise decisions are made by discerning the will of God.”  Do you think God wants us to find His will on any given matter, or do you think that He plays hide-and-seek?  Maybe He enjoys keeping us in the dark concerning a particular decision we need to make? 

I believe that God delights in revealing His will to anyone who is willing to do His will.   Psalm 40:8 says, “I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”  Are you willing to do God’s will?

Join me next time as we grapple with the question, “What is the Meaning of God’s Will?”