TEXT: Genesis 13
When Abram and his nephew Lot could no longer put up together in one place because of the great possessions they had and because the land they were staying on wasn’t enough for them, Abram suggested that they part ways because there was strife already between their herdsmen. Out of maturity, Abram allowed Lot to choose which way he would go stating that he would gladly take the direction that Lot would not prefer. Lot casually looked and saw how well watered the valley of Jordan was and without taking time to find exactly how the place was and the kind of people who lived there, he made a decision in haste and that is how he found himself living in Sodom and Gomorrah; a place of great wickedness and amidst people who constantly sinned against God.
There will come a time in life when you will need to make hard decisions. It is important to remember that every choice you make in life has a consequence and so before making any decision as a child of God it is prudent to take your time and not be in a hurry. Like Lot, do not make decisions based on the face value of a situation. It is important to wait on God in prayer, do your due diligence about a place, a person, a job, an offer with the help of the Holy Spirit and even seek counsel from wise people that are informed about the decision you are just about to make. No matter how beautiful and eye catching something is, resist the urge to make a decision based only on what you see because all that glitters may not always be gold.
Be discerning child of God lest you take a wrong move and find yourself in the wrong place, with the wrong people and doing the wrong thing because you fell for what is appealing to the eye. Do your due diligence, ask questions, take all the time you need to in prayer before you make important decisions in your life and allow God to order your steps into a life without regrets.
As you trust for God’s divine direction prayerfully this year, may He make you lie down in the greenest pastures of life, lead you beside still waters, refresh your soul and guide you in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake where like Abram you will live your days in absolute peace and prosperity.
Happy New Year 2022!