Making the Right Decisions
by Wade E Taylor
Our spiritual life (the level of spiritual maturity to which we have attained), is far more than the sum of the spiritual information that we have gathered, or any compilation of our spiritual experiences. Rather, the core and substance of our being “spiritual” relates to the level of inner peace and harmony that results from our making right choices and decisions along the pathway of our spiritual journey.
Because the Lord is seeking those who are willing to go beyond that which they have freely received through redemption, our making these right choices and decisions will never be easy.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
No matter who or where we are, we must make decisions as to what we will see, hear, do, or, where we will go or not go. The ever present temptation is to compromise and go along with the questionable or difficult situations that we often find in our path, or circumstances.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Notice that our response to, and cooperation with these “good works” is conditional (we should walk in them). These good works are preordained testing points that will determine how far we will follow the Lord.