When God abides in you, and you in Him, the decisions you make in life will not only be good ones, but the right ones. We learn in the book of Proverbs to acknowledge God in all our ways, in turn, He’ll direct us in the ways we should go, but the believer still functions in a flesh body, thus are still able to be influenced by sin. It’s only when we trust in ourselves, and lean on the understanding of others, do we sin and fall short of God’s wondrous glory.
King David understood that the more he trusted and depended on God, no matter what he faced in life, God would always come through for him. After every victory, accomplishment, or success, David never allowed a moment to pass without giving praise to God for His love, mercy, and protection. But the great king David had his share of moments when he took his eyes off God, and made moves from fleshly motives. He indeed suffered the consequences of his actions, but didn’t allow his mistakes to cause him to turn away from the source of his life, health, strength, and purpose. Unlike king David who made a few bad choices, but learned from them, many today get caught in cycles of bad decisions, that make it hard for them to break out of. The key to being freed from the cycle of sin and bad choices is to seek the peace that God offers, and diligently search for it. Most of our bad decisions are made when we’re stressed, frustrated, depressed, angry, tired, sad, or any other unfavorable feeling, but when God’s peace resides in our hearts, we’ll then be able to make wise choices with humility and patience.
In the same way that we search intensely for jobs, or pursuing a guy or gal, we should strive with more determination to understand the ways of the Lord. Only through God, can we land that career job that could have been impossible to get otherwise, or meet Mr. or Ms. Right, without having to spend hours on dating sites or apps. God knows all, and understands all, so why not trust Him to help you maneuver through life, rather than damaging your health by stressing over things you can’t change or understand on your own. Seek God, and pursue Him, because living on your own wisdom will lead you in places where you’ll wind up praying for Him to deliver you from anyway.
Walk in love,