If you think about our lives, we spend a great deal of our time making decisions. From the moment we wake until we go to sleep we are constantly making decisions about things. Some decisions we are conscious about while for others we simply make a decision without much thought. Some decisions come easy while others we might agonize over. Sometimes we just don’t know what to do.
Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, once said, “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” Indeed, every decision carry with it some risk. I’m not sure you can be a 100 percent about many decisions in life. For many decisions, we weigh them out, seeking to make the best one which does not necessarily mean the easiest one.
As a people of faith, however, we approach each decision in our lives in light of our relationship with God. As Christians, we seek God out and seek to discern what God’s will is for our lives. Again, this is not an easy task. One scripture that I have found helpful over the years is Proverbs 3: 5-6 which reads:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
As people of faith, we must seek God’s guidance in each decision that we must make and trust in God to show us the right path. Letting God and allowing God to lead does not come easy for us. Surrendering over to God our entire lives can be difficult. However, in faith we can trust that God will seek to bring about his will for everything we do in life. When we acknowledge God’s presence then we can trust in God to show us the way. Ultimately any decision is an act of faith as there is rarely any decision that does not come with some doubt. We have to trust God with our fears and anxieties knowing that whatever we choose God will remain faithful. At some point we eventually have to let go and place everything in God’s hands. As song writer and singer Carrie Underwood would remind us, “Jesus, take the wheel.” God has a good sense of direction. In faith, we just need to follow.