Making the right decisions is very important because one day we will all have to give an account of the decisions we made. Remember the following four things when you are called upon to make a major decision:
- Do the right thing.
- Do the right thing at the right time.
- Do the right thing at the right time with the right motives.
- The right decision will always lead to a great reward.
The decisions we make do matter and they affect our family and our friends. A lot of people make a decision that will get them momentary satisfaction. They are more interested in what they can get out of life right now and they forget there is an eternity out there much longer than the here and now. But making the right choices takes a heavenly-minded person. There are three important people in the Bible who made decisions that not only affected them, but had a major impact on many others.
Joseph’s story is a good example of someone who consistently made the right decisions and ultimately he received his reward. As a young boy, he had dreams that put him in a position where everyone would one day bow down to him – including his family. He was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. His father was told that he was killed by a wild animal. He was framed by Pharaoh’s wife because he refused to sleep with her and was thrown into prison. He interpreted the dream of a prisoner who was released and restored to his position, but he forgot about Joseph. Joseph interprets one of Pharaoh’s dreams and he was promoted from the pit to the palace over night. In the end Joseph became the leader of all Egypt second only to the Pharaoh himself. When given the opportunity to take revenge or forgive his brothers, he chose forgiveness and his family was restored. God never left Joseph and Joseph never left God. He remained faithful and godly through it all and God honored him.
Job was a very wealthy man who one day lost everything but made a decision to trust God no matter what. His decision to trust God even after his wife told him to curse God and die, proved to be the right decision and allowed God to give him double for his trouble! Job had no idea that God would restore him, but holding on to his faith and not giving up on God positioned him for his blessing.
Jesus made a decision to obey his heavenly Father even to the point of death. In the Garden of Gethsemane he could have made a decision not to give his life as a ransom for us but his love for God propelled him to make the decision he made. This decision changed my life; it changed your life and the life of every Believer.
Let’s all follow the example that Joshua gave us. He made a decision as to who he would choose to follow in life. He said “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” If you believe that God is God, be a faithful follower of Christ and be consistent in your decisions so no one will ever doubt who you serve.