People make decisions everyday. We make hard decisions, easy decisions, and some that a five year old could make. However, we still have to make decisions. We can not avoid them. No matter what, they aren’t going away. I struggle with making decisions sometimes. Decisions, decisions, decisions they never end. As a matter a fact they get tougher as you grow up and begin to find your way in life.
We hope and pray that we are making good decisions, yet we never find out until we have made the decision. Have you ever made a decision and afterward you were thinking what in the world was I thinking? I can’t even count how many times this has happened to me. I hate the feeling like I made a bad decision. What I learned though is that we can’t have the good without the bad. You know what I am talking about. In our younger years we find ourselves in the bad category more than the good. Why is this? Probably because we are young and it is through trial and error that we begin to find our ways in life.
Every person, leader, organization, church, or community makes decisions everyday. These are just regular everyday decisions that we all have to make. There is no way around this. What you have to do is roll up your sleeves, pray, surround yourself with good people, and hope for the best. Even then it might not turn out the way you planned.
The truth is, these are very small decisions in life that we make everyday. There are much larger decisions that have to be made, and it is these decisions that make or break the rest of your life. It is up to you to make these decisions. Happiness is out there, we just have to go searching for it. I have found in the midst of too many activities, responsibilities, and trying to prioritize it becomes very difficult to chart our own courses. After several years of patterns and crazy cycles I have broken it down into the three most important decisions that set you up for the rest of your life. It is these three decisions that too many people tend to get wrong.
It’s a short life and we must start getting these three decisions right. These are power house decisions that we all struggle with everyday, especially when we are young. Take the time to think about each one of these decisions. Set time away each day to pray and work through these. They are not going to come easy.
Here are the three most important decisions you will ever make in your life. Start today praying and working through them. I’ve found this to be one of the best things I have ever done.
- Master. Who is your master? Who are you going to serve? Are you going to serve worldly things like; money, power, and possessions? Or are you going to serve Godly things like people or the broken hearted. It’s your choice.
- Mate. Who are you going to spend the rest of your life with. Are you looking for a best friend? Someone you can spend forever and eternity with? Or are you looking for a short term solution to your problems. Be careful and don’t jump to quick because you could get yourself hurt. Spend the time getting to know one another and even take the time to pray together. Ask God to come into your hearts and give you both direction and wisdom to make the right decision.
- Mandate. This is also very important. What is your personal mission in life? Is it to make a difference in the world? Is it to build a kingdom about you? Is it to build Gods kingdom? This can take some time to figure out. But, once you have a mission you need to stick to it. Try not to let any tempting path lead you away from your mandate. Plans are written in pencil but your mission needs to be written in ink.
I am still working through these, and have been for about five years now. This is not something that happens overnight. In fact don’t be surprised if you think you have it all down and God comes in and messes it all up. Don’t get frustrated when you do not have all the answers. Pray, pray, pray, and pray some more. God will come into your heart and help you through this. Then when you do have it. You commit and never look back. These are the hardest and best decisions you will ever make.
Discussion Question: Have you made these decisions in your life yet? Are you struggling with any of these decisions? Now that you have all these decisions figured out, how has this changed your life?