To make a decision is to make up one's mind with intent, and on purpose. Children have no, or rather very little control over what they achieve, however such should not be the case with adults. When one reaches adulthood he may decide what, and who, he wants in his life, and what he wants out of life; he may think for himself and decided on purpose how he wants to behave, act, and so on. One should consider making sound decisions. "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11).
Why Does The Decisions We Make Matter?
The decisions one makes matters, because they determine the direction in which his life shall take. If you are going to reach your full potential you need to be surrounded by non-judgmental people. Those who can and will encourage, and challenge you to do better. "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17). Life is too short to spend your time with the wrong people. We have no one to blame for the outcome of our lives, if we are the one's making the choices.
Consider All Of Your Decisions
Do not enter hastily with any course of action. "Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established (Proverbs 4:26). Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches (Proverbs 24:3-4).
Seek The Lord
A most important decision is to decide to seek the Lord. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God (Psalm 14:1-2) Seek God in all that you do. "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass (Psalm 37:5).
"Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6-7). And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not (Isaiah 58:11).