Dating Choices

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Little did I know that Cam was having the same thought!

Isaiah 16:1-14

Reference: v.3 “Make up your mind,” Moab says.
“Render a decision.
Make your shadow like night—
at high noon.
Hide the fugitives,
do not betray the refugees. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: When my husband and I started dating we did not know that our relationship would follow through to a marriage.

We were both in our early 20s with the world at our feet. We liked each other, but I just wasn’t sure if Cam was someone whom I could spend the rest of my life with.

Little did I know that Cam was having the same thought! The difference with Cam was that he had a life philosophy that led him to act more confidently about our relationship.

At some stage when Cam was growing up, a mentor gave him a good piece of advice. He said, “Don’t spend your life trying to make the right decision, but spend your life making decisions and then making them right.”

Application: We don’t always know which decision is the right one, but once you make a choice it’s important that you do your best to make it right.

It can be hard to discern the best option as often it is not a choice between bad and good, it often comes down good or better. These are often the trickiest choices to discern.

It is at these times we can spend hours and hours weighing up the pros and cons. I know some people who spend so much time thinking about a decision, they never actually come to a conclusion.

God has given us all the instruction that we need and even in Isaiah 16 He tells the people to just make a decision.

Prayerfully considering the decisions we need to make is important, but we mustn’t fall into the trap of spending all our precious time deciding.  Instead, we need to make a decision and work at making it right.

Prayer: Lord God, while we would often like more guidance, You have actually given us everything we need to make godly decisions. May we use Your wisdom and insight to make decisions and then make them right for Your kingdom. Amen.

What decision are you having to make right now? Be bold and spend your time working at making the decision right.

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

2 comments:

LynneJune 24, 2012 at 1:33 PMReply

Dont know who gave Cameron that advice, but certainly someone quite wise. I imagine Neil Rookes may have given him that advice. I’ve now put it on my frig it is so true.

Cameron BaileyJune 25, 2012 at 2:42 PMReply

Mark Zschech from Hillsong actually.

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