How well do you discern what is right? Do your choices show that you are making the right decisions? Are you making wise choices, having factored in the outcomes for each option? Have you thought about the eternal consequences of your choices?

Most of our daily choices are minor. What will we have for lunch? Will we stop at the store today or wait until tomorrow? Which pen will I use? We could list hundreds of choices we make throughout a normal day. The vast majority have little or no impact.

Yet, there are some choices that have a lasting impact. There are some choices that are major. There are some choices that have a major impact, not only on ourselves, but on many others including family and friends. Those choices should cause us to pause to take time to consider all the ramifications before we make a decision.

No, these types of choices don’t usually come around every day. However, in the middle of the chaos going on around us today, they come more often than they used to. We are put in compromising situations and must decide to do one thing or the other. If we happen to be in the spotlight, whether a celebrity, sports star, or political figure, we may find ourself in a compromising situation nearly daily.

Sometimes we are faced with a decision to do something. We have options and need to think through them. Sometimes it is a choice of words that can be destructive. Sometimes it’s a failure to do something that harms others. We need to seek proper guidance when faced with tough choices.

We may ask, “where can I get good advice?” If we are in tune with God, His Holy Spirit will guide us. In fact, His Spirit is always attempting to guide us. It comes down to whether we will listen or not. When we start down a bad road, it’s because we are failing to listen to the Holy Spirit as He is nudging in a different direction.

It all boils down to whether we are seeking to do good or not. That may sound simple, and it is if we are in tune with the Holy Spirit, but too many in this world are confused and fail to hear the Holy Spirit. Doing good and seeking to follow the Holy Spirit must be a persistent thought.

I pray we all seek to do good. I pray we listen to the Holy Spirit. I pray each one of us will seek to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. Be persistent in doing good. Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Listen carefully for Him. Follow His advice. Seek good rather than evil. Trust God to lead you.

Romans 2:7-8 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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