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“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine…” Daniel 1:8

Decisions we make can have a huge impact on our lives. Psychologists say that a person makes, on average, 35,000 decisions per day! While many of those decisions are small and insignificant, others can have a lasting impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.

Pastor Craig Groeschel states, “The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your life.” The fact of the matter is, we aren’t always good at making decisions. Sometimes it’s because we become overwhelmed with all the decisions we have to make.

Other times, the fear of making no decision keeps us from making any decisions, which of course, is a decision (you may want to read that over again!)

A third reason decisions an be difficult is because sometimes it’s hard to be logical when the situation is emotional. We tend to react rather than act proactively.

How can we work towards making better decisions and, hence, a better life?

First of all, good decisions are based on a firm foundation of preparation. The stronger our values, the better chance of making wise decisions. Values based on culture and personal opinion will crumble under the strain of life itself. Values based on God’s Word become the framework for deciding before a situation develops, how we will respond.

The Old Testament Prophet Daniel was an excellent of being ready to make the right decision. When King Nebuchadnezzar demanded he and this three friends eat food that was not allowed under Jewish law, Daniel appealed the order. Rather than risk his relationship with God, he chose to risk his relationship (and life?) with the king. God honored his decision. Daniel knew an important thing about values. Your values determine your decisions; your decisions determine your direction, your direction determines your destiny.

How can we begin to make better, life fulfilling decisions? First of all, make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior. Ask him to forgive you of your sins and enter into your life. It’s not about religious activities. It’s not even about church. It’s about a personal relationship with Him.

Secondly, make a decision to spend time with God in his word, in prayer and with other believers every day. This builds a foundation of value and wisdom.

Lastly, remember that when (not if) you make a bad decision, remember your salvation isn’t based on bad decisions but grace.

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