And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make a decision by what His ears hear; - Isaiah 11:3
The prophet is speaking of Jesus in this verse. Jesus, the one we're supposed to model our lives after.
I've found that fear and worry poor decisions.
Fear can cause me to decide to end a relationship, or not take that step out in faith that God is encouraging me to do.
Worry makes me a procrastinator and can sometimes keep me from making any decision at all!
Anxiety has me wanting to gossip, in the pretense that I need more information before making a decision.
Our decisions (or indecisions) have choices that are long-lasting and far-reaching. The devil knows this, which is why he sends worry or fear or anxiety into our minds. He wants us to fail.
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. - 1 John 4:4
Today I am making a list in my journal. Kind of a litmus test for decision making. I hope you will, too.
- What does the Word of God have to say about this?
- Have I prayed about this and given myself time to hear God's answer?
- What does Jesus' example show us about these type of decisions?
for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. - Ephesians 5:8-10
God in Heaven, stay close as we face decisions. Clear away the cobwebs caused by fear and worry and anxiety. In Jesus' Name, Amen...
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