Decisions for Your Future
Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
─ Proverbs 1:20-22 NLT
Only a few decisions really shape your life. Many of us have given more time to the daily decisions we make than we do to making the important decisions. Some people set aside more time to figure out where they are going to go on a vacation than where they are going to go for eternity.
Our verse today reminds us that wisdom is crying out to us today. We need to make better decisions, because the decisions we make really do matter. Whether you’re in your 20’s or in your 60’s, the decisions you make, make a difference in your future.
- Am I going to get involved with this person?
- Am I going to take this job?
- Am I going to go to this church?
- Am I going to eat this food?
The decision you make about your faith is an important one. Are you going to follow Christ or not? We see in scripture how God called men and women to come to a point of decision. Making that decision about our faith is one of the decisions that so many people in the world just blow off. Choosing to follow Christ is one of those decisions that shapes your life.
The good news is, let’s say you’ve lived your life, and there’s been a series of bad decisions. The Proverbs writer ends the chapter by saying: But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure without fear of evil. That was the good news of the message then and it’s the good news of the message today. You can tap into God’s wisdom now.
Today’s One Thing
What decision are you facing today? Pray and ask God to open your heart to hear His wisdom. Read Psalm 1 with your choices in mind and listen this week, expecting God to confirm His will for you concerning your decision.