If you're still making the same mistakes at fifty that you were at twenty, you need to ask God for wisdom. "The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. (Proverbs 18:15). What you and I are in the present, was determined by the decisions you and I made in the past. Stop blaming the devil for all of the mixups, confusion, and failures in your life. It wasn't all the devil's fault; some of the bad, unfortunate, less profitable, curses, addictive behaviors, relationships gone badly, were the results of our disobedience and jacked up decisions/choices we made, not under duress!
I am constantly asking the Lord to give me more discernment, and to help me make wise decision. If we want to change our future, we must learn to make better decisions. The Bible says that David was a man after God's own heart, yet David made some grave mistakes that he had to pay the penalty for in his lifetime. However, David repented of his sins, and I do not recall him making the same mistakes repeatedly. In the 119 Psalm, David goes before the Lord, gives praise, and acknowledgement of how he was blessed as a result of learning God's laws and precepts. In verses 98 David says, "Your commands make me wiser that my enemies, for your commands are my constant guide. Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your decrees. I am even wiser than my elders,m for I have kept your commandments. I have refused to walk on any path of evil, that I may remain obedient to your word. I haven't turned away form your laws, for you have taught me well. How sweet are your words to my taste; they are sweeter than honey.
Below are some principles that you and I must apply, in order to be wise and make better decisions concerning our life's work, relationships and ministry.
(1). Never make permanent decisions based on temporary circumstances. If you do, you will regret it.
(2). Don't let your emotions blind you to reason. Pray, weigh things carefully and base your decision on mature judgment.
(3.). Surround yourself with sharp people and draw on their gifts, without being intimidated by their expertise. If you are the smartest person in your group/circle, then seek others who are a few levels higher and wiser than you; that's my advice right there. Lol
(4). Take the time to consider all options. What looks good to you today, may not look so good tomorrow.
(5). You can't fight successfully on every front, so choose your battles carefully. Simply stated: some things are not worth fighting for.
(6). Take time to get all the facts; conjecture leads to crisis.
(7). consider the consequences of each action. Ask yourself, " Am I ready to handle this right now?
(8). Make sure you expectations don't exceed your potential and your resources. Be realistic. If you can't count, don't apply for a job in the finance office. If you can't sing, don't cut an album. focus on what God gifted you to do. That is where you'll succeed.
(9). Time is your most limited and valuable resource. Don't waste it.
(10). Allow yourself a 10% risk of being wrong, a 50% likelihood of betrayal, and a 100% commitment to trust God, go forward and thrive not just survive it all.
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