Hello; Good people of God. Welcome to another episode of our daily bible study as we explore the book of Exodus. In today’s episode, you will learn a life-transforming message from our bible study that will change your life for good. The title of this episode is, learn to be decisive.
In the previous episode of our daily bible nugget, we learned the need for us to always take responsibility for our actions. The title of that bible nugget is; take the blame when necessary and make things right. This bible insight was gleaned from Pharaoh’s attitude when the plagues were unleashed in his country. Instead of Pharaoh accepting the fact that he has met a power mightier than him, and work on alleviating the discomfort and suffering caused to his people by the plagues, he rather, chose to compound the suffering by replicating the same plagues.
If you have not watched that video, it is in the playlist, you can watch it after watching this episode.
In today’s episode of our daily bible nugget, we will discuss a very interesting topic, titled, learn to be decisive. This bible insight was garnered from Pharaoh’s behavior in the face of the plagues as well. When Moses and Aaron confronted him and warned him of the impending plague, pharaoh ignored their warnings and stood his ground to challenge them. Once the plague starts to torment Egypt, Pharaoh will summon Moses and Aaron and beg them to put an end to the plague, and then promises to let the Israelites go. But, once the plague has disappeared, pharaoh will change his decision, as if nothing ever happened.
He will once again decide not to let the Israelites go. This his change of decision will cause God to release another plague, once the plague starts dealing with the Egyptians, Pharaoh will once again ask for pardon, and make promises of freeing the Israelites, and, the moment he is given respite, he will change his decision.
Many of us are like Pharaoh in this regard. A lot of people find it very difficult to maintain their stand on a matter.
Some of us will resolve to quit a certain habit like alcohol, drugs, and smoking; due to its consequences like terminal sicknesses, incarceration, and so on. But once it feels like we are out of the wood; we tend to go back to those things we disavowed. Some people find it very difficult to stick to their decision, it’s a very big problem.
Some people are afraid of what could be the consequences or their decision. Hence, they find it difficult to make decisions.
It is true that the future is unpredictable, and events can always turn around to take a different direction than we preplanned. However, this calls for dynamism. Learn to be dynamic, so that, when your decision does not fall in line with your expectation, you can always adjust and flow accordingly.
Being decisive is a character trait that cannot be overemphasized. You need to always take your stand in any matter and stand firm by your decision. Doing this will win you trust and respect. Also, it will boost your faith, because once you have taking your stand on any matter, you will have faith and you will believe in the success of your decision.
As a leader, if you are not decisive, you will lose your honor before your subjects. I can bet that pharaoh’s subjects at some point, must have lost faith in Pharaoh due to his indecisiveness.
As a leader in any organization, or in the family, you need to be decisive, even if your decision turned out to be a failure, accept your mistake, take the responsibility and make amends where necessary. But continue being decisive. Just make sure you don’t make hasty decisions when not necessary, take your time and ponder over a matter, then make a move, when you do that, do not waver, be resolute and stand by your decision.
Unless your decision has been observed to have unwarranted and unacceptable negative effects, if so, then you have to make some adjustments. However, as long as you have established reasonable and objective principles, make sure your new decisions do not deviate from them; but, be dynamic.
Child of God, do not be like pharaoh that is both stubborn and indecisive. Learn to be decisive and principled; because, doing so can attract respect and godliness. May God give us the wisdom, insight and understanding to always make the right decision at any moment in time. Amen.
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May the peace of the living God, Almighty, be with you forever and ever, AMEN.