Happy Sunday to you!

The choices you make today can lead to future outcomes that you may or may not like. Knowledge of this truth should lead you into making better decisions. Here is something you must understand. You have the power to make quality decisions. Wisdom and understanding are accessible to those who earnestly seek them. When someone gives you sound counsel, or resources to set you along the right path, be a willing recipient. Remember, it is foolish to shun the instruction of the righteous. Value and honor the persons that God brings into your life to cover you.

The word of God teaches us that the righteous are identified by their fruitfulness. Those who God uses to instruct you should abound in love, kindness, compassion, long-suffering, humility, and meekness. Furthermore, they should possess dignity, a quiet strength, that conveys their security in God. The aforementioned characteristics allow them to overcome obstacles and endure hardships. In addition, these qualities allow them to see the goodness of God and the reward of the faithful. Consequently, these persons can testify of the benefits of steadfast obedience to the will of God.

Perhaps, you are in a season of decision-making. You are filling out school or employment applications. You are preparing to sell your home or purchase a new car. You are entering a new relationship or in the engagement period. There are many choices at your disposal, and you are frustrated by your lack of understanding. Do not panic. Patiently and diligently assess your circumstances. Outline all the possible outcomes. Earnestly seek the will of God regarding every aspect of your life. I promise you that God will always respond favorably to your inquiries for wisdom.



James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.