Got a Dream? Now Make a Decision
“If you are like that, unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:7-8 GNT)
When God gives you a dream for your life, your eyes suddenly open up to see what He wants to do in and through you. You begin to understand that you’re not just here on Earth by accident. You begin to see His plan, His purpose.
But a dream is worthless unless you wake up and go to work on it. You have to take the next step of faith: decision-making.
In America, we love decisive leaders who can make quick decisions. But quickness is not the most important thing. It’s easier to make a fast decision than a good decision. It takes nothing at all to make a quick decision. It takes a lot of wisdom to make a right decision.
The Bible has a lot to say about decision-making. James 1:7-8, for example, says, “If you are like that, unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord” (GNT). The Bible says double mindedness is disastrous and indecision keeps you from God’s best. Someone whose decision-making is marked by those traits will struggle to make wise choices.
If you can’t make up your mind about what’s really important in life, then you are courting disaster. You will miss God’s best for your life, and you will never grow in character.
Our decisions determine our destiny. Our choices determine whether our character is developed or destroyed.
You will never face God’s true dream for your life until you conquer this stage of decision-making.
Talk It Over
- What dream has God revealed for your life?
- What decision have you have been hesitant to make, even though do you know it will move you forward in your God-given dream?
- How are your current choices either developing or undermining your character?
This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.