How do you decide what cereal you will eat for breakfast? How about the shirt you pick to wear for the day or church? If you are in my Leadership Class and I give you the assignment to preach a ten-minute sermon on the topic of what has changed most in your life in the last six months, how will you decide? When Patty and I go out for dinner to a restaurant she will read through the menu for at least ten minutes before she can decide what to order. Probably about 90% of the decisions each of us make in a day, we just make and the thought of what God’s will is doesn’t enter our thoughts. It is probably because the consequence of making a wrong choice is not significant so we don’t agonize over it very long trying to decide if it is the will of God. That isn’t necessarily wrong because we were probably using principle # 6 to decide in each of those instances what we ought to do.
The six way to make choices as we go through life is to just decide using wisdom. This method assumes that we are wise people because we have been wisdom seekers throughout our life.
Proverbs 2:2-5 & 9
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will. . . discern righteousness and justice
And equity and every good course.
“Every good course” that is we make good decisions.
The most import thing to do do as wisdom seekers is to read the Bible faithfully, daily is best. If we are faithful Bible readers and seekers after wisdom we will navigate through life successfully in the will of God.