Making good sound decisions is beneficial for healthy living. All of us have more peace of mind when we make a good decision. The Bible refers to good decision making as discernment. When it comes to seeing life’s opportunities and solving problems, you need discernment. It enables you to see what others don’t. Discernment enables you to fill in the missing pieces and get to the heart of the matter.
If you can see the root cause of a problem, you have a much better chance of solving it. That means when you stay in the area of your core gift, your discernment will be stronger. So, if you want to tap into your discernment potential, work from the areas of your strength.
There are two kinds of discernments. There is natural discernment and there is spiritual discernment. One can fail you and the other won’t fail you. When natural discernment can’t take you a step further, spiritual discernment enables you to keep going with faith and confidence.
How will you recognize the difference between natural discernment and spiritual discernment? According to the Bible, “Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
One discernment-driven decision you make can change the course of your entire life. One expert says, “Smart leaders believe only half of what they hear. Discerning leaders know which half to believe.” The more you use it, the more seasoned you become. Will you sometimes make mistakes when it comes to exercising discernment? The answer is yes! But like any muscle, the more you flex it, the stronger it grows.
And here is an additional thought. The Bible refers to discerning of spirits as attitudes and motivations. What a great advantage to have in life – spiritual discernment which allows you to make good sound decisions in your life. Keep developing the muscle of keen insight with a discerning spirit and your life will be filled with joy and happiness. So, Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!