Making Good Decisions

John 5:30 … my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

It is Interesting how Jesus claimed his ability to make decisions was based upon the fact that his decisions were not self focused; He did not seek His own will.

George Mueller was a British evangelist and prayer warrior who lived during the nineteenth century. In the course of his life he raised 1,500,000£; he educated and sent out into the world no fewer than 123,000 pupils; he circulated 275,000 Bibles in different languages, with nearly as many smaller portions of Scripture; and he aided missions to the extent of 255,000£. He supported 189 missionaries, and he employed 112 assistants.  All this without ever publically asking for money.  George was asked how he made decisions, to which he said, “I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of it’s own in a given matter.”  Hence he was free to obey and respond whatever way that the Lord would lead, and was free from his own motivations which could easily cloud the decision making process.  In another occasion George Mueller said “There was a day when I died, utterly died;” and, as he spoke, he bent lower and lower until he almost touched the floor—“died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will—died to the world, its approval or censure—died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends—and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”

Perhaps if more of our decisions were not based upon our desires, for we have died to them, then we too could accomplish greater things for the kingdom of our Lord.  God help us to make true righteous decisions!