Five Minute Friday – DECIDE

Q: What is Five Minute Friday?

A: It is a 5min free write blog event hosted by Kate Motaung. Every Thursday Kate announces a one-word prompt on her blog at 10pm EST. The link-up is open for a full week, until the following Thursday evening. For further details on how to participate visit her blog at: Heading Home.


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Five Minute Friday Prompt: DECIDE

I’ve often likened my Christian walk to a James Bond assignment.

Yes, I get to decide to follow Jesus. I get to decide whether or not to obey God’s laws, his directions, his requirements. I do not get to decide my path.

I get to choose my destiny but I do not decide how I will reach it. Like John (Christ’s disciple) said: I must decrease and allow Jesus, the “anointed one” to increase in my life, to take the initiative.

My journey sometimes has clear directions but more often than not it has several roads where I have to decide which one to take. In order to make sure I am on the right path, God’s path, I have to humble myself and ask him. I have to allow his lamp to guide my feet and his light to direct my path.

I hate making decisions and this often leads to me either taking an inordinate amount of time in doing so, or putting off making it at all. That’s why it can be a relief having an all-seeing, all knowing, all powerful God take care of the decision-making for me.


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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – DECIDE

  1. Hi! I’m a little late in getting over here but I wanted to be sure to welcome you to FMF. Do you wish to be in the FMF Book coming out? Email your favorite (so far) post and we’ll get you in. And, a testimonial on why you joined FMF would be fabulous. Email to my hopehearthome….address.

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  2. I don’t like to make decisions either—not ones that feel weighty. (I can decide on my favorite dessert of coffee in a second.)
    I am glad for the Father’s hand in guiding and directing decisions. I am comforted know he provides everything I will need in the moment.

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    1. So true Cheryl. I think it may be fear of making the wrong decision and the knock-on effect a wrong decision may have which concerns me. Having said that I am confident God can cause all things to work together for my good – even my mistakes.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comment. It is so appreciated.

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  3. Visiting from FMF. I agree it does take the pressure off when we let God make the decisions. We don’t have to worry about how things will turn out because if we’re following him he knows what he’s doing.

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    1. Hello Carly,
      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment, which is really appreciate. I agree, although for me it doesn’t always remove the worry. At least at those times I can get in lots of practise of the command to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” 😃

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