I Kings 3:9 (NASB) So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
Think about your day in and day out, your week in and week out. We are, each and every one, faced and tasked with a never ending sea of decisions. How do you decide? Most of the choices we are routinely faced with are simple, straight forward and require little if any pondering, but we still have to choose. I would contend, that God equips you with the tools to make, what you feel, are the correct choices.
Some of our choices have to be more carefully measured, worked through and may have a great deal more hanging on them. They may have far reaching consequences and may impact one or more other people. How do you choose?
Just because there is more or less at stake, the process and means in which we make decisions should not vary, merely the scale of the method. Solomon could have asked God for anything, wealth, fame, long life, anything. He asked God for wisdom, a discerning heart. Big or small, affecting just himself or the entire populace of his kingdom, Solomon understood the importance of his decisions and asked God for the wisdom to get it right.
When you start your day, do you ask God to open your eyes, ears and heart? Do you ask God for the wisdom to rightly discern between the correct and incorrect path to follow? When faced with decisions in the moment, do you pray and ask God for clarity? If your answer is no, you need to be. Every decision we make, every single choice that is presented to us, should be passed through God’s discernment filter. Then at the end of the day, we need to be checking in with Him to see how we did. Have a blessed weekend.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,