by Alissa Lynne Griffith
Many of us face different decisions in our lives and we have yet to understand how we are where we are and why we are where we are. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, truly understands this very thing, and He already knows what our decisions are before we make them, and has even made provisioning for our decisions.
One of the best life lessons to learn is to seek Jesus and wait on His answer before we make any decisions on doing things. It is a hard lesson to learn for most of us, as many of us have hit our head against the wall too many times to count before we learn this lesson. Yet this is a lesson that we must learn, which will strengthen our faith even more so as we begin to learn these lessons.
A familiar scripture that many learn as early Christians is
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Yet, the thing that comes with this is to learn that we do not make our own decisions. Jesus whom knows the beginning of this life to the ending of it, already has placed in our lives the things that we need, but the question is we have to make the right decisions.
Some of our decisions have delayed our blessings, for we walked in our own authority instead of His and went the wrong way. We have to follow Christ so that there is no delays! Yes, He knew you were going to make that choice, but now you have to walk all the way around the mulberry bush to get back to where you were to be if you would have followed His instruction the first time!
I had to come to the conclusion that I am currently in a house kind of unhappily because I made the decision to leave a three bedroom house. I was thinking that moving out of the old house would bring me peace, although I knew that God never said for me to move. God told me not to move but I did not listen - I had to do what I wanted to do. Although God knew that I was going to make that decision and has made provisions for it, there is a lesson that I had to learn now due to my own disobedience AND a time to wait until I 'catch' up to where I am supposed to be so to speak.
What I mean is that if I was at the old house, I would most likely be there until it was time for us to move to the new house (that I saw in my vision), but I have to wait it out in a place that I did not want to be instead of the old house that would have been better for us to wait in. My own actions caused me the inconvenience, but I shall continue to praise Him and do what He says to the best of my ability as I continue to wait out the next move.
Many times we make our decisions outside of His will but rest assure, He knew we would, has made provisioning, and has blessed us to come through it, focus more on Him and grow stronger in our faith.
Yet let me close this lesson with this scripture:
Philippians 4:11-13 (KJV) - Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Reality is, we may make decisions outside of Christ, but we are going to have to learn to be happy and content IN ALL THINGS for He shall bring us through it all.