Chapter 1 of Decide Your Future is an expository part of the book which will guide the reader properly to understand what the book is talking about. This book will prepare the reader ahead of any challenge or difficulty that may come his way, and helps provide you with every necessary exit door.
This chapter will help you understand the foundation of decision making and why it’s important you make positive and profitable decision in anything you do. It will also expose you to the secrets of creation and why every word of God keeps coming to fulfilment. In summary, it will tell you that you can’t survive without making decisions. From chapter 2, more insights will be unleashed.
God in his decisions remain infallible, and we should imitate him since we were made in his image and likeness.Godspower Oparaugo (author of Decide Your Future).
In the beginning…
We know the story of creation as was narrated in the scriptures, in the book of Genesis precisely. The story gave us a strong background for making unseen things visible to the eyes, and that’s decision making. God is a decision maker. When he makes a decision, he stands by it until it is fulfilled. In the scriptures, our creator shows us how to make decisions, which is the most important thing we shouldn’t forget.
There are numerous choices placed before us, but we make a decision to choose the best that would meet our needs. Nothing can possibly become yours until you make a decision to take it or claim it, either through peace or by force. Sometimes, we would not have access to what belongs to us until we apply force.
God created the world and all that live in it by making a decision and standing by it. Sending his son Jesus Christ into the world to save mankind was a decision. Preserving Mary as a unique virgin was a decision. She was not the only virgin at that period, but God decided to choose her.
You should understand in this context that nothing good or bad can ever happen without a decision. This book is a guide that will help you make profitable decisions at the right time. We will fail when we make the wrong decisions and we will succeed when we make the right and profitable decisions. We are the image of God and we have his spirit, wisdom, and likeness, but why do we fail in life? The answer is provided in this book, read further.
A decision should make you grow firm and not to dwarf you. God in his decisions remains infallible, and we should imitate him since we were made in his image and likeness. We can’t be God but we can learn from him.
Decisions started with God during creation, which makes it impossible for man to succeed in his decisions without God. Man cannot also succeed without making decisions, not just making mere decisions but the right ones.
Even if you succeed in your evil, a time is set to judge you. The right and profitable decision is made through the providence of God’s wisdom and grace. Stop, look and consider what you do, and find out if it has God’s approval. If it does, proceed. But if it doesn’t, quit. Don’t waste your time because you can’t stand without God.
Man is a product of decision
We derived our traits for decision making from our Creator, and that made us products of decision. You can’t avoid making decisions unless you die, no matter how much you would try. What we eat or do requires a decision. Indulging in sin, crime, evil or good is all about making decisions. Grace is apart from decision; grace is always available for man to benefit from, but a decision is left for man to make.
We make decisions to react to issues either in positive or negative ways. A decision is not made for jokes, and even when we joke, we indirectly make decisions. A decision is not made for specific people; it’s for everyone that breathes. This book provides you the easiest ways to decide your future.
Do not forget
Surround yourself with reasonable people especially, when making decisions. Anyone who surrounds himself with the wrong people, hardly make the right decision. You should be fully aware that when you make the right decision, it will earn you profits. When you make a wrong decision, you will have yourself to blame, if not now, in future.
Optionally, you may consult good people around you for advice and directives. But, it is not necessary to consult anyone when making decisions, to avoid being discouraged from your vision. Unless you lack the knowledge about what you are making the decision for, then you can seek for the ideas of others.
Make sure you go to the right people. Before you make success, the number of good people around you must reasonably outnumber the number of bad people you may have around you. A legend said:
If I can see further than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.Isaac Newton