Decisions, decisions, decisions. All of us have to make decisions, but what if we have a hard time deciding?
Former president Ronald Reagan once had an aunt who took him to a cobbler for a pair of new shoes. The cobbler asked young Reagan, “Do you want square toes or round toes?” Unable to decide, Reagan didn’t answer, so the cobbler gave him a few days. Several days later the cobbler saw Reagan on the street and asked him again what kind of toes he wanted on his shoes. Reagan still couldn’t decide, so the shoemaker replied, “Well, come by in a couple of days. Your shoes will be ready.” When the future president did so, he found one square-toed and one round-toed shoe! “This will teach you to never let people make decisions for you,” the cobbler said to his indecisive customer. “I learned right then and there,” Reagan said later, “if you don’t make your own decisions, someone else will.”
But when making decisions it’s well to remember that “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12; 16:25.
As Henry Blackaby points out so well (Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda) “God doesn’t want people to do what they think is best: he wants them to do what he knows is best, and no amount of reasoning and intellectualizing will discover that.” The Book of Proverbs in the Bible was written so we can learn to do what God knows is best in our decisions.
Join us this Sabbath at Richardson (9am & 11:30am) as we learn Great Advice from Proverbs (Part 1). Feel free to bring a friend.
Here are more tools to help us distinguish between a good & Godly decision and one that looks good but will lead to pain.
Series: Great Advice from Proverbs
- July 26 Great Advice from Proverbs Part 1
- August 2 Youth Sabbath
- August 9 Great Advice from Proverbs Part 2
- August 16 Family Ministries Sabbath – Testimonies by Rade & Ella Milosavljevic, JaeDo & Brenda Tae & Karen Wemay
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths..” Proverbs 3:5-6.
For best results, P.R.A.I.S.E.!
- Pray, asking God for wisdom
- Read the Bible passage for the day
- Apply the Bible passage to your life
- Interact with a Bible Study Group
- Share something good with someone
- Encourage others to join the journey
Start or Join a Group
Why not invite friends & family to join you on this journey? Pick a regular place & time each week to share what you are learning. Matthew 18:20. You’ll love it!
Additional Recommendations for Proverbs
Books by Ellen G. White (found at www.egwwritings.org)- Education; A Call to Stand Apart; Counsels to Parents, Teachers and Students; Ministry of Healing.
Pathfinder Honors (found at www.pathfindersonline.org/honors/index) – Temperance.
All events are open to the public and free of charge at 1201 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas. Feel free to invite a friend to join you!