Decisions, decisions

Every day we’re presented with situations that require us to choose the correct course of action. Early on, young children decide which toys or foods they like most. Later, in their teen years, decisions about clothes, music, and friendships become vital for them. Then perhaps it’s on to college or the workplace, where career-molding choices have to be made. How reassuring, then, to realize that through wholehearted reliance on God, divine Mind, each of us can be guided to make correct decisions—and at just the right time.

In the Bible, the great prophet Isaiah, a man of wisdom and literary genius, offers these profound words: “Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21). What wonderful reassurance! Through steadfast reliance on our Father-Mother God to lead the way, we can face every decision-demanding situation with unbounded confidence.

I was faced with a crucial decision at the time of the Korean War. The Army infantry unit that I was in during basic training was involved in a simulated combat maneuver, where live ammunition was to be directed toward pop-up targets.

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Fasting from hatred and separation
July 8, 2013

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