Nudges | Responding | Decisions
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in…” Rev. 3:20
“We’ve talked half the night, and we still can’t come to a decision,” moaned Ted, rubbing his grainy eyes. “You guys say yes to the merger, but we three aren’t convinced. If only we—” A loud knock interrupted his sentence and Jim, the host, jumped up to get the door. A stranger stood on the porch, framed in the moonlight. “Hey,” the visitor said with a smile. “Heard you guys were having a hard time knowing what to do. I’ve had some experience in decision-making, do you mind if I join you?” Jim pivoted slowly on his heel to face the group, his eyes like saucers. “Jesus Christ!” He whispered. Ted frowned at him, “Don’t swear.” Jim held up a hand, “No! No, I mean…it’s really Him! On the porch! He’s asking to come in and help us, what should I tell Him?”
What would you tell Him? Wait. Are you sure? Do you usually invite Jesus into your decision-making or do you wait until you’re desperate? Being a Jesus follower means we consult Him on ALL life decisions. He gets the head chair at the conference table and we make no lifestyle choices without His approval. We can trust His counsel because He always sees the big picture. He knows the motives of other people, the outcome of every option, and the location of Satan’s landmines. He can save us a lot of trouble if we will follow His directions. Inviting Jesus into our decisions should be a first response, not a last resort. He alone possesses the wisdom of the universe, so why wouldn’t we invite Him in?
Final Thought: What life decisions are you facing that need the wisdom of the universe? Answer the door.
Prayer: Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I heard you knocking and ignored you. You would have saved me a lot of pain and heartache. From now on, you get the head chair at my decision table. You have the deciding vote. Amen.