Making A Decision

Posted: November 3, 2011 by Ricky Keeler in College Football

(Photo Credit: Yale University via Bloomberg)

In every Christian’s life, they had to make the biggest decision of their life. It was not what college they want to go to, what their career is, or who they are going to marry. The decision was whether or not they were going to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their God and Savior and give their life to Him. When writing about this piece, I thought about a piece I saw on SportsCenter involving a college football quarterback.

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt transferred from Nebraska two years ago not because of football, but because he wanted to pursue academics and get his degree in history. After winning a football game against Columbia on Saturday, Witt found out that he was a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which means he gets funding to study 2-3 years at Oxford University in London.

However, the interview for the scholarship is on November 19th. Why is that a problem? That is “The Game” where Yale plays Harvard for, potentially, the Ivy League Championship. The interview is in Atlanta at 8 AM that day, but the game is in New Haven, Connecticut at noon.

“If the Rhodes Committee is willing to work with me, in a perfect world, I can interview first thing in the morning and get on a flight to be back in time for the game on Saturday. But I don’t know if that will be possible”, Witt told the Yale Daily News

As Christians, when we do make a decision, we have to look to the Lord first and foremost! We have to see what His will is for us. In the book of James, James tells us what we should do when faced with a difficult decision: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5).

Sometimes, the decision might not be the answer we want, but we have to trust that God’s way is the best way! “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Both of these verses make an impact in my life because with having to juggle school and now a part-time job, it has been tough for me to do pieces on here. You have to make a decision sometimes on what is the most important thing in your life. From talking with friends and family, service to God has to be a priority to stay focused on and this blog helps me to do that.

Today, I exhort you to when you have a tough decision in your life, take it to the Lord. He will take the burden away from you and bring you. As a Christian, we have to let the Lord control our lives and allow Him to put us in the best position to spread His glory. It may not be always what you want either, but we have to come to terms with that. Solomon also says this in Proverbs 16: The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD” (Proverbs 16:1).

  1. Bobby Charts says:

    Great points and things for us to think about. Christ first! My wife and I accpeted the Lord 7 years ago, 2 weeks ago and what a life it has been, no doubt ups and downs, but the Lord love for us and you is unweavering. So should i choices be.

  2. Chad says:

    Just curious.. how did Witt handle his decision?

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