I’M IN CONTROL
Studies indicate that we make approximately six hundred decisions a day. Those decisions could be voluntary or involuntary, depending on where you are in life. No doubt, we want all our decisions to be voluntary decisions, but sadly we don’t get the chance.
If we are not careful, our lives can easily be dictated to us. Meaning, we end up making obligatory decisions rather than free will decisions that mold and shape our lives. Obligatory decisions are the decisions that we have to make based on our past poor decisions or our current life situations. These are the decisions that often lead to a feeling of entrapment, anger or depression.
I HAVE 99 PROBLEMS
We all know that this is not the best way to live. Life decisions should consist of a combination of experience and information. These are the best two commodities to use to make an informed voluntary decision. However, some decisions we make only leads to more problems in our lives. Even though, they may seem sensible at the time, they turn out costing us valuable time. The old adage is true: Hindsight is 20/20.
Fast forward ten years, and our decisions erode into wants or wishful thinking rather than actual plans that lead us to where we want to be. Are you happier with that new job? Are you happier with kids? Are you happier being married? A lot of times in life, we only wish for situations, but are not experienced enough to adequately deal with situations that we find ourselves in. We push for things that give us external comfort, but do not bring us internal peace.
FINALLY, THE RIGHT DECISION
Simply put, better decisions lead to a better life. We should not be afraid of living life to the fullest. To live life to the fullest, we need to make fuller decisions. We do that by relying on God as our guiding light in our lives. No matter what your goals are in life, God gives us the potential and the ability to reach them and making decisions is no different.
Trust God to lead you and guide you. He will enable you to make better decisions in your life that will lead to a more fulfilling lifestyle. His decisions are perfect and just. As we live and trust him, our decisions will be made by him…and that is a decision worth making.
~Remember, if you don’t know…maybe it’s time to talk to someone who does.
-Be Inspired and Live You!