Why Options and Choices Seem to be Difficult

Saturday, October 04, 2014 Bryan Hudson 1 Comments

NOTE: This is a lesson from The House of Wisdom 30-Day Devotional To participate and obtain your copy of the devotional, visit www.NewCovenant.org

Proverbs 2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. 11 Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

Sometimes people struggle with options and choices. They have difficulty deciding which way to go. This is especially true when options and choices appear to be mostly good. We’ve heard the saying, “Everything that seems good is not necessarily good for you.” What people consider “good” is usually driven by what friends and popular culture embrace. If everyone were driving a white car, then a white car would seem to be the good option.

Because God’s wisdom and understanding are “holy,” these are not subject to the whims of people or popular culture. The best definition of the word “holy” is “other than.” The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the ultimate being (one God) existing as “Other Than”—absolutely nothing and no one can compare. Believers in Christ are called a “holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9).

As partakers of holy wisdom and understanding from God, options and choices are narrowed by excluding everything that motivates people who lack wisdom, understanding, and divine purpose. When we operate on God’s resources, we experience true joy. Within that domain, you can only take the best option and make the correct choice.

Reflection Question:  Which options or choices would be easier if you excluded every prideful, worldly, or marketing influence?

1 comment :

  1. When all of the influences are removed from our list we would then relay on the spirit of God to lead us in the better choice.