Decisions

Scientifically speaking we don’t make good decisions until around the age of 25. Our brains don’t fully develop until about that time. This lack of development is especially pronounced in a section of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that has to do with decision making. So when I think back to make childhood I don’t feel so bad in admitting that I did not make good decisions or choices. I didn’t make good decisions until circumstances lead me to make the most important decision of my life.

The reason I bring up decisions is that it doesn’t whether big or small we make decisions every waking moment of the day. And if we don’t know where to look to for help with these decisions there can be lifelong consequences that affect more than just you. Proverbs 3:5 tell that when we make these decisions to trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding. And it is super important for us to look to the Lord because although the consequences of some of our decisions are short-lived some can have a lasting impact on you and the people you love. Let me give you a few examples. First, imagine that you have to step outside to get the mail. You don’t feel like putting on shoes so you walk out barefoot. When you get outside you step on a rock. It hurts for a second and your decision caused you a brief moment of pain. Well now imagine you step outside and this time a rusty nail goes into your foot. This time that same decision leads to a much bigger problem. That is how life works, we make decisions, hundreds of them a day. I want to make sure you have the tools to make good decisions and to encourage others to do the same.

So in a time like today, it is important for me to note that apart from God there are no good decisions. So how do we make good Godly decisions? First, we seek the scriptures and the Bible touches on every topic. You just have study the scripture, next you have to pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to give you guidance and understanding, and finally seek good counsel and pay attention to Godly examples.

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