Every decision we make has a bearing on our life.
The decisions we make also have an effect on future generations.
2 Samuel 11:1-7
- The decisions we make bring about other events.
- -David looked intently at Bathsheba and began to make inquiries. He then called for her and laid with her.
- It is foolish to plant a seed and expect it not to grow.
2 Samuel 11:7-9
- It wasn’t allowed for men to sleep in their houses when other men were at war. Uriah knew this (2 Samuel 11:11).
- An innocent man’s wife is impregnated, the man dies in battle, because of 1 decision, David stayed behind in Jerusalem when he should’ve been in battle.
- Decisions are expensive.
- The consequences of some decisions can’t be reversed. David repented but Uriah was still dead.
- What decisions are you making? Do you pray before making a decision?
1 Kings 11:40, 1 Kings 11:1-3
- Solomon was diverted from worshipping the true God.
- Rehoboam ignored the counsel of the older men and took the advice of the younger men (2 Kings 12:8-11).
- Everyday of our lives, we make decisions. Joseph had a decision to make, Potiphar’s wife had a decision to make.
- Daniel also had a decision to make.
- Do not underrate any decision you make as a child of God. Some of the big decisions we have to make in life include “Who do i Marry?”, “Which Church should I belong to?”
- Before you make decisions, consult God, seek counsel from the elderly.
Factors That Affect Our Decisions
- Cultural Factors
- Geographic factors
- Where we are also affects our decisions.
- Spiritual factors
- How much do we value God’s word?
- How seriously do you take the counsel of God?
- Social factors
- Gender factors
- Peer Pressure
- 3/4 of the decisions you make when you’re angry are wrong
- Do not speak or discuss anything when you’re angry.
- You can also make the wrong decision when you’re too happy (Matthew 14:6-9)
- People have left God because of fear.
- Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew about the furnace but still obeyed. Daniel knew about the lion’s den.
- Jesus had to make the decision whether to die for us or not. Jesus’ greatest battle was in the garden of Gethsemane.
- Make tough decisions while looking at the joy that is ahead.
- Saul lost his kingdom because of fear.
Some decisions can’t be reversed. What we need is God’s Grace in those decisions
- One of the irreversible decisions is marriage.
Find the right counsel.
- Sometimes we run to people who will sympathize with us.