How to Stop Making Rotten Decisions
Making decisions is a big part of life.
Some of the decisions are momentous, others are trivial, but no day passes without making them. A lot of them.
Some people have the good fortune of making brilliant decisions.
They bought a house before the housing bust, and now it’s paid for, and they avoided foreclosure. Not so for the other schlemiels.
They married the girl the shadhan picked out, and years later, they’re more in love than ever.
Nothing is more satisfying than good decisions. If only they could all have been ours.
But…our history of decision-making is sketchy at best.
Honestly, some of those choices were flat-out awful.
Like that dream home we couldn’t resist when the housing market was at its height. Now we’re under water snorkeling with the fish afraid we might be sleeping with them soon.
We married the person our mothers and fathers said was no good, only to discover he was a fiend or unfaithful or flat-out a failure and left us with the condo, the mortgage, and the kids.
Bad decisions ruin us financially and emotionally.
They scar the kids and now they’re in therapy.
They break up a marriage.
Bad decisions may destroy your money, your career and even your friends.
That’s not good.
On the other hand, they also strip away your security blanket, and cause you to reflect.
They also lead you to wonder if there’s a better way to live.
Because there is!
God knows all about your bad choices and He still loves you.
He also knows you need help.
Not just from the consequences of your choices, but to stop the hideous habit altogether.
You see, those choices are symptoms of a bigger problem. It’s called sin. And it’s responsible for the mess in all our lives.
“The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God,
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good, no, not one.” – Psalm 14:2-3 (NKJV)
But God has fixed our sin problem. He gave us his Son Jesus (Y’shua) who lived a perfect life for us and died in our place on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
“Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.” – Psalm 32: 1-2 (NIV)
So with that kind of encouragement, are you ready to make the best decision of your life?
Believe what the Messiah has done for you and then let God welcome you into his family.
It’s a decision with eternal rewards which you’ll never regret.