Some actions just do not sound good at all. Yesterday, I jokingly placed a status on my Facebook page saying, “Never play leap-frog with a unicorn, your daily advice from your pastor, lol.” I loved it and it got many “likes”. There are just certain things in life that when we say it out loud instantly we know not to do. There are, however, some actions that sound really good to do that may not be all that good for us. As a matter of fact those actions sound so good that we often times dive right into them without considering the consequences. I wish all bad actions sounded came with an explanation. For example–
“Here why don’t you try this, it is kind of like playing leap-frog with a unicorn.”
As soon as we would hear the explanation we would not want to try, unless you like…well any way. Not all things that we are going to encounter on a daily basis are initially going to reveal themselves as “bad actions”. Most things that we come across sound good. Not only do they sound good but they also look good. If it sounds good and looks good what could be the problem? The problem–things are not always as they appear.
Appearances can be deceiving! So how do we know what is right for us? Apart from some one saying, “It is like playing leap from with a unicorn” we are going to have to be wise as we consider what actions or activities we are to partake in. Wise actions do not come from our own abilities but rather they come from the Lord. Consider Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Somethings just are going to sound and look so good to us but we cannot rely upon that. We must trust God and seek His mind concerning those actions. He will not leave us without an answer. He will direct you; but to receive His directions you must be willing to accept them. God never forces us to do anything. If we want to know He will reveal what is right for us. If you are struggling with making the right decisions consider the following:
- Never base your decisions on feelings. Feelings are fleeting and deceptive.
- Never base your decisions on how something looks. Looks are misleading and often not true.
- All decisions should be based upon godly wisdom.
- Seek sources of godly wisdom. (Prayer, Bible, Pastors, Mentors, etc.)
- Base all actions upon this one thought–“Will I be able to glorify God through this” 1 Corinthians 10:31