How to Make Good Decisions [Romans 6:23 Daily Devotional]
Paul, the author of the letter to the Roman church, is reminding us of what’s at stake when it comes to our spiritual lives. If we choose to sin, we can expect to reap death. Maybe not physical death but definitely spiritual withering. However, we can expect life if we choose Jesus. This should be an easy choice for us, but sin likes to try and drag us back into that cycle of death-producing behaviors.
How to Make Good Decisions
First, it’s important for you to recognize that this is all your choice. Sin doesn’t just happen to you. Instead, sin sneaks in through poor decisions or weakened willpower. That means that when sin rears its ugly head for you, you have to choose life in those situations. Jesus is always there waiting for you to make a godly decision, yet he will never force you to.
So, how can you make better decisions? Slow down. If you’re like me, you can find yourself moving so fast and then your life and decisions become a blur. When that happens and a decision comes up where you have the opportunity to sin, take a second and really think about what you’re going to do. Simply slowing down and taking a few breaths can lead you to make a better decision.
After you slow down, pray and ask God if the decision you’re going to make would be honoring to him. If it won’t be honoring to him, don’t make that choice.
My hope for you is that you’ll allow yourself to truly reflect on your decisions so you can avoid death-producing decisions and choose life instead.
Jesus, thank you for giving me life. Help me to slow down and ask what you think about my decisions. When I have an opportunity to choose death-producing habits, remind me of the amazing life you have for me when I choose you. It’s in your name I pray, amen.
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