Are you ready to make decisions?
Jesus successfully endured His wilderness experience (Matthew 4:1-11). Thereafter, He entered His ministry, calling Peter and his brother Andrew to follow Him (Matthew 4:12-19a). Jesus gave them an eternal purpose for living (Matthew 4:19b-22).
People will give themselves for a noble or perceived noble calling. By nature, we need to participate in an enterprise that is larger than ourselves. God calls us to participate in an eternal purpose (Matthew 6:33).
Invest yourself into an eternal purpose early in life (Acts 2:14, 38, 3:1, 4:8-12, 19, 5:29, 8:14-20, 9:32-15:7). Invest yourself into an eternal purpose until the end of your life (2 Peter 1:12-15).
Life is empty when not participating in an eternal purpose. To fulfill eternal purpose, God calls some away from their personal enterprises. They left their personal enterprise of fishing. To fulfill eternal purpose, God calls some not away from, but beyond their personal enterprises.
God gave unlimited power to Jesus (Matthew 28:18). Yet, Jesus kept His life on course. He resisted every temptation to use His power in a way that violated His assigned eternal purpose (Matthew 4:1-11). You can remain focused on your eternal purpose. How do I avoid deterring options?
Learn to say yes when only saying yes leads you in the direction of your eternal purpose. Jesus said yes when saying yes led Him in the direction of His eternal purpose. Jesus said yes to the person possessing demons (Mark 5:7-10).
Learn to say no when only saying no leads you in the direction of your eternal purpose. Jesus said no when saying no lead Him in the direction of His eternal purpose. Jesus said no to the formerly demonic possessed man (Mark 5:20).
Your conscience mind makes your decisions. Your conscience mind contains information that has been assigned moral and/or ethical value. Your conscience mind consists of your belief system, the product of your accepted teachings. Your conscience mind must be developed (belief system) before the time when you must make a decision. God wants you to emphatically speak your decisions that lead in the direction of your eternal purpose.