Don't you wish that every time you had to make a decision you could be confident that it was the right one? Me too. I have often wished I knew that every one of my decisions were the perfect one without a doubt. But that's not how it is, is it? It all comes down to a matter of trust. And more importantly, we must know who we are putting our trust in. Psalm 31:14 gives us a clue. We can be sure that when we consult in our God as the Ultimate Counselor, He will lead us on the right path. Psalm 31:3.
Recently I had to make a major decision. It was one I had dragged my feet on but knew that it had to be done. One of the reasons I procrastinated was because I assumed others would not understand. I was concerned with what people would think of me. There were a few people that would be affected indirectly, but not to a significant degree. And why am often so worried or concerned with what others will think about decisions I make in my life? I don't know, but I've been guilty of that...more than once.
Still in all, the Lord was calling me to a different path and I didn't want to change my course. The course I was on seemed easier, comfortable and familiar. Have I not learned yet that His ways are perfect? 2 Samuel 22:31. As with the priests at the Jordan river, I needed to just step into the water and see the Lord work. It wasn't until that step of faith was taken that the miracle was wrought. Often, taking that step appears dreadfully difficult.
So in essence, I have the peace that the Lord promises when I obey. 1 Peter 1:2. Even when I don't understand, obedience is always better than sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22. Unfortunately I have had to learn lessons the hard way by thinking I know better instead of hearkening to His voice; however in this instance, I am proud to say I did not follow my heart, which is, by the way, deceitful and desperately wicked and at times I act as though I don't know it. Jeremiah 17:9.
I am thankful that the Lord cares about my decisions and is willing and able to help me in the decision-making process. All I need to do is cooperate with Him fully. 2 Corinthians 13:11. The other important thing I must ever keep in mind in making decisions is to trust and obey the Commander of my life.