I stood before the automated soda fountain. It seemed simple enough. The machine’s instructions had me navigating the touchscreen with ease. Only a few simple clicks stood before me and my favorite soda.
But then something happened. My finger stopped mid-air, unwilling to press anymore buttons.
On the screen before me were logos of over one hundred different brands and flavored drinks to choose from. I didn’t realize that many existed.
I realized my choices were endless and began to rethink my decision. Should I choose something different? Maybe I would enjoy a drink I have never tried before? I became lost in a soda world full of choices.
I eventually decided on my favorite cola.
We make many decisions on a daily basis. No wonder we become overwhelmed sometimes.
- What will I watch on television?
- What’s for dinner?
- Should I make dinner, order a pizza or go to a nice restaurant?
- What shall I wear today?
- What time shall I wake up in the morning?
These are just some of the small things we all have to decide every day.
There are also big, life-changing decisions.
- Who will I marry?
- How many children will we have?
- Where shall I work?
- Where will I live?
Decisions can sometimes be stressful and hard to make.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. – Proverbs 2:6 (NIV)
Luckily, we don’t have to become exhausted and confused with all of the choices we face. There are scriptures to help us.
Clear your mind
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Pray for wisdom
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5 (NLT)
Isn’t it comforting to know we only need to ask God for wisdom, and He will provide?
Let God lead
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
God will never leave us in the dark. He is forever our guiding light.
Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 (NLT)
God is always right beside us.