Some decisions are small and simple. If you choose the wrong kind of cereal for breakfast, you might wish you’d chosen another cereal from the cabinet. But there are bigger decisions that can be pretty scary. Why do you think making big decisions can be scary? Perhaps there are core issues of fear regarding the outcome being failure from deciding. None of us want to fail or be disappointed in the decisions we make. However, when we allow the fear of failure to hold us back from making difficult, but good decisions, three things can happen: First, we don’t learn. Second, we don’t grow. Finally, we miss out on a full life that God intends for us to experience.
Before leaving the earth, Jesus gives a mission to his followers (Matthew 28:19-20). This was not an easy task, it was a dangerous mission, followers were to make disciples and change the entire world! Christ is about to leave the earth, however, He said, “I am with you always”.
In the book of Acts, we read about something else Jesus said to His followers that makes Jesus’ mission a little easier. He said, “When the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere, in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7-8).
You will have many decisions to make today, this week, and in the future. If you want to be awesome at making decisions, listen for God’s guidance through the Holy Spirit! Jesus’ followers were not alone in their decision to go forward with the mission Christ gave them. The good news is in our decision making, like the early followers, we are not alone. When facing a decision, large or small, know that the same Spirit of God that enabled Christ followers to carry out the mission of making disciples throughout the world is also with you in facing each and every decision.