How To Make The Right Decision Every Time

Day 2 of 4 • This day’s reading


There’s a Plan

When it comes to making decisions, God isn’t trying to keep you in the dark or hide answers from you. It makes all the difference to know that God wants to help you make the right decisions for your life. 

In fact, He wants you to know the right direction even more than you do, because He has a plan and a purpose for you that He wants to unfold.

We often call that plan His will for your life. It starts with making you a part of His family. This happens when you accept His Son, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior. Then, as you choose to accept and follow His plan for you, you discover it’s a plan that will bless not only you but others too. So He needs for you to be walking in that plan.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (nlt). The Message Bible says it like this: “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

First of all, that means there is a plan. And it also means that Someone knows what the plan is—God knows! I don’t know about you, but if I’m facing a decision and don’t know which way to go, it comforts me to realize that God knows the plan for more and my loved ones. 

Second, we can see from this verse that it’s a good plan. God’s plan and purpose for you—His will for your life—will lead you into a bright future. When you follow His plan, things will turn out way better than you ever imagined they would—and way better than you ever could have worked out for yourself.

God has so much more in store for you than you can even imagine having for yourself. The plans you make for yourself are never as good as the plans God has for you.

So seek and follow His plan. It’s a plan full of goodness and hope for your life. That’s all the more reason to find out from God what the plan is and then turn to Him when making decisions about how to get there.

You can find more resources to help you and the ones you love make great decisions here .