Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – Graduating to Wisdom

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Sermon Notes

Good morning, and welcome as we continue to take a look at decisions, choices that we get to make every day that set the course of our lives. They say that we make on average 300 hundred decisions a day, some are as simple as what I am going to have for lunch today, some have the capacity to change the course of our life.

Sometimes we have to understand that what we see a lot of times are not as they appear. We make decisions and they could be faulty decisions based on what we see. If we think about it, we do not see with our eyes. We see anatomically with our brains. Our eyes are a lens through which an image is projected into the sensory perception areas of our brains. Our brain then defines what we are seeing as good or bad; fearful or not fearful; friend or foe. Then, it takes a definition from the inside to define and interpret what we are seeing.

That is why two people can see the same thing and one is fearful of it and the other says, “No, it is fine.” Why? It is because we do not just see with our eyes. We have a defining archive inside of us that includes our values; our morals; our beliefs; our faith or lack of it; character or lack of character; fear of failing; a fear of not performing well. All of these have been archived inside of us. When we see something we define it as … Uh-oh or it’s okay, or we see it as something that we need to worry about.

We do not see with our eyes. We see anatomically with our brain, and our heart then gives definition to what we are seeing. We have got to make sure that this part is correct because if this is incorrect, everything we will see will be incorrect because we see with what is on the inside. That is how we define.

If we have a problem with our marriage, we can either blow up in anger, or others will say, “It’s cool. We will learn. That’s a great lesson!” Why? It is because we do not hear with our ears. We hear audible sounds and then we define what we are hearing. We make a judgment based on what is on the inside of us.

So, how do we get this right so we see the way God sees things; hear what He is hearing? Is there something that we can build inside that applies to every decision so it is rightly responded to rather than poorly reacted to? How can we get this universal heart correct?

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