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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Taking Stress Out Of Decision Making

In summary of Psalm 23:3 it says, “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.”

Bottom Line:
God will renew my strength and restore me.  If I go to him, He will guide me along right paths.  If I follow his guiding, I will bring honor to his name.

What this means to me:

Stress comes when I have a decision to make, mainly because I’m afraid of making the wrong decision.  In this verse,I’m reminded that “He’ll guide me along the right paths.” I therefore handle the stress of decision-making by letting God guide me.  My problem with looking at his guidance is that I often look for the wrong thing when trying to find His will.  I will not find his guidance in a feeling, or even a recipe / formula to apply.  I’m not likely to see a magical sign.  When I look for guidance in that way I will miss God’s will.  I need to just take time to be with him, pray and look to his word.  God will be there, guiding me every step of the way.