Dr Peale provides tips and Scripture to help you find direction and guidance when making decisions.
- Posted on Feb 14, 2018
Every day we make many choices. Some of them seem small. But no choice is altogether small, for upon the most seemingly unimportant choice may ultimately depend the outcome of your life. Someone said that history swings on small hinges. Human life, too, develops according to small decisions. We determine our future by our immense power of choice.
Suppose, for example, that you are depressed. How do you overcome that? You can choose to be happy. If you are driven by fear, choose to be courageous. If you are filled with hate and prejudice, choose to be loving and kind. If you are weak and sick, choose to be strong and well.
Is this promising too much? This teaching is based upon the authority of the Bible. In Deuteronomy 30:19, it says: “Choose life, that you ... may live.” So you have an immense power, the power to choose.
Here are some tips to help you make your best decisions:
1. Focus on the power of choice by repeating the Bible verse, “Choose life, that you...may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
2. When facing a hard choice, get alone in a quiet place. Allow God’s spirit to speak to you in prayer. Wait on Him for guidance.
3. Think about others who will be affected by your choice. Often, considering the other people involved both motivates us and guides us to right choices. Therefore choose life ...” —Deuteronomy 30:19
Heavenly Father, guide me to choose good, not evil, to choose strength, not weakness. Help me to choose creatively with the knowledge that I am sustained by your enormous strength, through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.