Godly decision making is the willingness to submit our intentions to God’s perfect will, plan and humbly following His direction. This is easily achieved if we surrender to God, knowing that His decisions and guidance are always the best for His children. Most people do not realize the importance of letting God be the foundation of everything they do in life bearing in mind that the flesh will always fail but with God’s plan, it will always succeed.
There is a sad story in the Bible, about a man called Elimelech whose name means “My Lord is King”, his wife Naomi and two children, who lived in Bethlehem-Judah. The word Bethlehem means “House of Bread” while Judah means “Praise”. And now, there was a famine in Bethlehem-Judah, and Elimelech decided to leave with his family heading to Moab with a hope of saving himself and his family from death by starvation.
It is good to understand that many times, God has used famine as a way to bring back His children and is not intended to kill. Despite the fact that there was plenty in Moab at this time, the people of Moab, were living in sin and worshipped idols. The bible does not tell us anywhere that Elimelech had prayed to God before making this important decision to go and Sojourn in Moab. What a decision he made; to leave the “House of Bread and Praise” for a land filled with idol worship.
It could have been better to be in a famine in that which belongs to the Lord, than to be in a place of prosperity which is filled with idolatry, as was Moab. What followed was sad because Elimelech died and his two sons married Moabites women which is an indication that they were also living the life of the Moabites. It is sad to notice that both his children did not have any child which was a sign of God’s disapproval of their marriages to Moabites women. His two children also died, a thing they feared and sought to flee from followed after them, and found them in a strange land.
Elimelech’s decision ended up costing him his own life and his two sons. “There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” Proverbs14:12. God could have fed him and his family… even in Bethlehem, which indeed means “House of bread”!” Even during a famine.
When the children of Israel, thought they would smite Ai, they ended up fleeing before the men of Ai Joshua 7:1-8. This was all because Achan had committed a trespass which would have been revealed had Joshua prayed to God and ask for His guidance before going to war. In this case Joshua knew something was wrong, bad wrong but didn’t know what it was. As stated, they evidently had not prayed for God’s decision and guidance about the situation before. Had they done so, the lives of 36 men who died on that day would have been spared.
God is encouraging you to trust Him, and promises to answer, and show you great and mighty things that you have not known. James 1:5 says “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.” If you ask for His decision, He will not reproach or chide you for the past conduct but permit you to come in the freest manner meeting with a spirit full of kindness and promptness in granting your request.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :