3 Keys to Wise Decision-Making
- We must recognize and confess that our human understanding is insufficient.
- We must acknowledge that each decision, great or small, is significant to the Lord.
- We can rejoice in the surety of God’s direction when we are living a life pleasing to Him.
As Psalm 37:23 states, the requirement to having your steps ordered of the Lord is to be a “good man”. What does being a “good man” mean? In the Strong’s Concordance, it means a valiant man or warrior. We look at who is writing this – David – who was one of the greatest warriors of all time. We could say that an active person’s steps will be ordered of the Lord. How can God direct your steps if you are unwilling to move? God does not force us to move, but He will lead us in the direction we should go as we are willing to go where He leads.
In relation to this subject, I’m reminded of an experience about a month ago when we were on bus route visitation one Saturday evening. We were about to leave the apartment complex when Derek felt lead to give our last flyer to a young boy who had come to Kid’s Crusade back in August, but hadn’t come since. As we were walking in the direction of his apartment, a lady who we had met before came up to us and started pouring out her heart to us. We started talking to her of the Hope and peace in Jesus. We had a powerful prayer time there and she kept telling us, “I know God sent y’all here to talk to me tonight.” It is clear to me that God will lead as we are willing to follow.