The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1
Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place, and were really clueless as to which decision you should make? The trending advice is to “just do something.”
There are two options that will bring resolution to the decision-making process: Take a risk or Make a faith-based move. Let’s explore the dynamics of both processes for a clearer understanding.
Taking a Risk
Decisions based on emotions, uncertainty, exploration of options that provide a 50/50 chance of a positive or negative outcome or from another individual’s input related to their prior experience or lack of experience.
Making a Faith-based Move
The Decision is based on God’s guidance which always leads to a perfect outcome.
Many of us have plenty of experience with making risk-based decisions; and, as a result, we have suffered many negative consequences. Nonetheless, we are still indecisive when we are faced with taking the best option of trusting God and living a faith-based lifestyle.
In the 12th chapter of Genesis, God instructed Abram to leave his country, his relatives, and his father’s family with the promises of blessings not only for his family, but also blessings for other families. Make note of the fact that Abram was 75 years of age when he obeyed God and made his faith-based move to leave everything and everyone that was familiar.
God has no boundaries when He gives his approval and blessings; the things that we perceive as impossible are always possible with his divine intervention.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their Wicked Ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
Pray without ceasing! 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 NIV
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. Revelation 14:12
God is faithful! Always place your trust in Him! Remember that God’s thoughts, plans, and outcomes are always perfect; there are no reasons that would justify taking risks when we faithfully serve God.
Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4
Prayer for today: Dear God, We have relied on self, on others, and on our circumstances to take risks and endure terrible consequences. We admit that our faith is weak and our disobedience to you is out-of-control. We ask forgiveness for self-reliance and pride. We desire the patience until we hear your still, small voice saying to us: “No, not now or this is my plan.” We pray that your will be done in our lives from this day forward. This prayer, we ask in the worthy name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen!
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019
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