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The Power of Decision: Embracing Faith in Our Daily Choices

A blog graphic showing. blocks of arrows bifurcating into two paths with. a question mark at the point of bifurcation. The infographic is titled Faith Based decision making

The Power of Decision

Welcome back to health for the Spirit Soul, and Body blog. In our journey of faith, the decisions we make daily carve out the path of our spiritual, personal, and communal life. This post explores the biblical perspective on decision-making, emphasizing the power of decision, and impact of aligning our choices with God's will.

Biblical Examples of Decision-Making

The Bible is filled with instances where individuals' decisions led to divine intervention, highlighting the relationship between human choice and God's omnipotence. These stories are not just historical accounts; they are lessons on the power of faith-driven decisions.

Gideon’s Fleece: A Decision for Confirmation. Consider the story of Gideon, a judge of Israel, who faced an immense challenge and sought God's confirmation through a simple act of faith. By placing a fleece of wool on the ground and asking God to make it wet while keeping the ground dry, Gideon decided to seek divine assurance. God honoured this act of faith, providing the sign Gideon asked for, which empowered him to lead his people to victory. This story shows the significance of seeking God's guidance in our decisions and the ways in which He affirms our steps of faith.

Pharaoh’s Choice: The Power of Decision in Action. On the flip side, the story of Moses and Pharaoh demonstrates how our decisions can have far-reaching consequences. Pharaoh's repeated refusal to let the Israelites go, despite witnessing the devastating plagues, highlights the stubbornness of human will against divine commands. Yet, in a display of God's sovereignty and patience, He allowed Pharaoh to decide when each plague would end. This interaction not only shows the extent of God's power but also the responsibility we bear in making decisions that align with or oppose His will.

Understanding God’s Will in Decision Making

In every decision we make, it’s paramount that it aligns with God’s will. As stated in 1 John 5:14, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Therefore, as we strive to make decisions that honour Him, it’s essential to involve prayer, reflect on scripture, and consult with spiritual mentors to ensure our choices align with God’s will.

The Role of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is our guide and mentor. As John 14:26 says, “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” He provides the confirmation and courage we need when making decisions.

Seeking Wisdom in Scripture

The Word of God is our guide when making decisions. As stated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” It’s essential that we study the Word daily. As we do so, we will find guidance for our decisions in the principles from scripture.

Seeking Guidance from Our Christian Community

Proverbs 11:14 tells us, “Where there is no guidance, a people fall, but in an abundance of counsellors there is safety.” Therefore, it’s important to consult with fellow believers as we make major decisions. Their wisdom is a valuable resource in our decision-making process.

The Power of Prayer in Decision Making

Prayer is one of the foundations of decision making. In prayer, we communicate with God and lay down our desires. We seek God’s will and listen for His guidance. Trust in Him to lead us in the right direction. Many times, it is during prayer that we receive the answers to our questions or the clarity for our decisions. As stated in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” This scripture encourages us to seek God’s guidance in all our decisions through prayer.

Overcoming Fear and Doubt in Decision Making

Making major decisions can often be daunting, especially when they have the potential to impact our future significantly. Decisions such as choosing a profession, selecting a marriage partner, or deciding where to live can induce fear and doubt. However, scripture encourages us not to fear.

Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This verse reassures us that God is with us wherever we go, providing strength and support.

When we face fear and doubt in decision-making, we can find comfort and guidance in God’s promises. Trusting in His word allows us to make decisions with confidence and peace. Remember, God’s guidance is always available to us, and He promises to be with us in every step of our decision-making process.

A Testimony of Decision Making

There was a time when I faced a major decision that filled me with anxiety and worry. It was the time to choose a life partner, a decision that is always challenging for any young man or woman.

At that time, I had given my life to Christ and knew that I needed to seek God’s face before committing myself. So, I took some time out to seek God’s guidance through fasting and prayer, just like Esther did in the Bible.

When I began my period of fasting and prayer, my desire was to hear from God. By the second day of fasting and prayer, I did hear from God, but it wasn’t exactly the way I had anticipated.

Despite this, I am glad that I obeyed God. Today, I can confidently say that I am grateful to God for His guidance in the choice I made for a life partner. His direction was not what I expected, but it led me to the right decision, and for that, I am eternally thankful.

The Impact of Our Choices on Others

Ripple Effect of Decisions

Every choice or decision you make affects you and also affects other people. Making choices grounded in faith can lead to blessings that extend beyond our immediate circle.

The Lord makes it clear that bad choices affect 4 generations and good choices affect a thousand generations.

Exo 20:5 KJV Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Deuteronomy 7:9 KJV  Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

One man Adam’s choice affected the whole of the world Rom 5:17 KJV For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Stewardship and Responsibility

Every decision is an opportunity to steward the gifts God has given us. By making choices that reflect God's will, we fulfill our responsibility to ourselves, to others, and to God.

I encourage you to take a step of faith today. Whether it's a small decision you've been postponing or a significant life change, invite God into your decision-making process. Share your journey in the comments below, and let's support one another in making decisions that honour God and lead to a life of purpose and blessing.

1 Comment

Lyndel Isidore
Lyndel Isidore
Feb 25

Awesome timing for this reminder. We take decision making so lightly. I'm grateful to be reminded of what should be done before I move. Thanks Bro Ndidi.

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