Scripture for Making Decisions: Narrow Down Your Choices

“No one can serve two masters. The person will hate one master and love the other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches.” -Matthew 6:24


Wouldn’t life be so much easier if all our choices were just black and white, A or B, 1 or 2? Instead we live in a world open to a thousand choices for just one thing. Pretty much anything comes in a rainbow of colors, food choices in the store could keep you there for hours and walking through a mall… the choices can become endless. Toys, clothes, shoes, perfumes, shampoos, toothpaste, oh and the cheese isle… so many choices. How can anyone make the right decision?

As hard as it is for adults it’s even harder for our children. I remember when mine were little. I would narrow down their choices to their two favorites, put them behind my back and they would choose left or right. Usually I could tell by their reaction when I showed the one they picked if they were glad of the choice or not. But it took narrowing their choices down to two.

When we need to make decisions and the choices seem too much we need to narrow our choices down. Simplify what is in front of us. The Bible is very clear, there are only two choices, good or evil, God’s way or the worlds way. So, when choosing on life’s hard decisions, again not what color to wear today or what breakfast cereal to eat, look to scripture, look to God. Ask yourself if the choice you make will lift up God and bring you closer to Him or will it tear you down in this world and bring you closer to the world’s way (this too can include your choice in music, what you watch, etc.).

Some choices will be easy, Colby or Cheddar cheese, high heels or sneakers, spaghetti or pizza. But when the tough decisions need to be made go to God in prayer and ask Him to guide you in the right choice and trust His answer.

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