It’s April Fool’s Day! I believe that many pranksters are bursting into laughter after seeing their friends’ reaction about their Facebook posts or any form of mischief.
Well it’s never wrong to make pranks once in a while. Laughing is good for the heart anyway. 😉
While many are getting fooled, I thought that it’s never wrong to learn wisdom on April Fool’s Day.
Who doesn’t like to be wise? Everyone does!
Now, where can we learn wisdom? Many people learn it from experience while many learn it from reading books.
I am sure that one of the exigent situations one can have is being faced with a tough decision to make. But what do we need to do to make a prudent decision? I am persuaded that you know the answer–yes, it’s the Bible.
Here are the common factors where we tend to base our decisions on–people’s opinion, circumstances, feelings.
What’s the problem with the said factors though? You are absolutely right! They all change!
I didn’t intend to discourage you if you, just like me, tend to make some of your decisions on the things I mentioned. I am writing this to give you hope that we can make decisions by doing the following:
1. Ask God to give wisdom.
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
Here’s the good news! God gives wisdom to those who request him to do so and He does in a generous way. Not only that. He also munificently provides wisdom without reproach (i.e without mocking and disapproval).
2. Seek godly counsels.
“Without counsel, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” Proverbs 15:22
Many of the prudent people I know did not make wise choices because they are naturally prudent. Most of them have sought the wise counsels of the godly authorities they have.
Now, who are the qualified people who can give us godly counsels? Those who have set a good example of wise choices in the past. They can be our pastors, our parents or our godly friends who earnestly seek God’s will in His word everyday.
3. Follow God’s leading.
As God shows you His will through His Word, godly counsels and through the leading of the Holy Spirit, do your part and leave everything in God’s hands. His will may not be as pleasant as our own choice but we have to trust God’s best.
If He asks you to wait, wait. If He asks you to do it, do it now. If He shows you that it’s not His best for you, surrender.
Here’s a familiar verse you can print out and post on your fridge to remind you to trust His leading in your life.
That’s it for now. I did not mean to make your day so serious today but as I said, it’s never wrong to learn wisdom on April Fool’s Day.