Mark Affleck

My Decisions Got Better When I Stopped Making Them

October 26, 2017
Spiritual Growth

Learning this discipline took me far too long, but a new and strong rhythm has finally emerged in my walk with God because my decisions got better when I stopped making them on my own.

I had no idea that God wants us to run all of our decisions through him. But he clearly does and will honor it by transforming moments, days, and even a lifetime.
I know that to be true because it happened to me. And it all started the day I relinquished my knuckle-busting grip on making decisions. 
It was during a time of extreme distress and pain when I was a stress-ravaged CEO chasing success and mansions and sports cars…position, power, and prestige. I had no time for parades or zoos or enjoying a peaceful meadow kissed by the soft wind of tranquility.
I was playing God and lost, of course. The good news is that God helped me fight off the urge to leave him out of my decision-making process.
“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5

Give it a try today. Big or small, let God in on all of your decisions and see what happens.

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