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Better Choices

The way to avoid making poor decisions solely based on our inexperience, indifference or indignation is to become insightful.

by Ed Young

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best... Philippians 1:9-10

We've all done it. We've made those dumb, what was I thinking decisions. We can look back through the index file of our lives and see the times where we selected the wrong answers to life's multiple choice questions. Whether we didn't know any better or just didn't care, we made some wrong decisions.

But is that what we are resigned to concluding - that we just make some bad decisions in life and there is nothing we can do about it? No. The way to avoid making poor decisions solely based on our inexperience, indifference or indignation is to become insightful.

To make the right decisions in life, we must know that the choice we are making is the best possible answer to that situation. In order for us to be knowledgeable, we must ask the right questions. And asking the right questions leads to insight; insight leads to discernment; and discernment leads to making the best choice - excellence.

One of the questions that you must ask yourself is very specific to your situation: "Against the backdrop of my past, how do my present day decisions square with my future dreams and aspirations?"

Look at the decisions you are making in a new light. Don't just choose what feels good or looks right at the moment. Consider your past and your future to make your decisions today - and make sure you make the better choice.

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Last modified: 07/15/2007                     2007 New Song Church

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