There are many things in life we cannot choose or control. With that said, two things that make a difference in our lives are the decisions we make and our responses to what God allows to happen to us.
When Jesus sends out the twelve disciples and was warning them about persecution before he was crucified, he said this…. “When you are arrested, don’t worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time. For it is not you who will be speaking–it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” – Matthew 10:19-20
Decisions we make do carry weight and make a difference as God lets us live “by free will” to do or not do, that which he calls us to do. This doesn’t mean you’re becoming a missionary and quitting your job. It may mean that you seek his counsel before you buy that car you want and get his permission. With the big things and the small things, a daily communion is what he longs for. Are you in daily communion with the Father?
- What prompting in your heart or mind has been consistently presenting itself?
- Have you gone to the LORD to get confirmation from HIM?
- How are you making decisions these days?
- Are you consulting the Father?
The decisions we make every day and how we respond to what God allows to happen in our lives brings about the kind of blessing a faithful follower receives. Obedience to that soft prompting on your heart or thought in your mind brings favor, reward, protection, provision, wisdom, and direction in one’s life? Anyone in need of more of these things? How will you respond?