How to make wise choices plus a little on pre-destination

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A few weeks ago in an entrepreneurship lecture I was a part of at university, one of my teachers was giving us some tips that had been passed onto him by some of his lecturers while he was undertaking his Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI). One of these points was as follows:

'It's in the nature of things to change, without change their is no choice, without choice their is no freedom.'

This statement is is true. For example: when the car was invented, people had a choice to continue using the old modes of transportation or to begin using the newer, fast methods that had been implemented. Freedom cannot be exercised without the option to choose to follow or not to follow something.

One of the interesting topics surrounding Christianity is pre-destination. The debate is something like this: God has elected certain people to be saved, but people have the choice to choose whether to accept or reject God. God knows who will choose to acknowledge him and those that will not.

Now without trying to express any opinions on the matter it is interesting to note that as we change as individuals we can choose the way we view various religions, people, politics, opinions, facts and much more. This is freedom at it's utmost. Could it be that by choosing to embrace or reject certain things in life we ultimately miss opportunities that could benefit us in a great way?

Regardless of the choices we make, it can help to assess the facts before we make a decision as to what we choose to believe on any topic. There are a number of ways we can make wise choices, and the following tips is a great way to start:

  1. Determine and assess the options: Make sure you have all possible ways of moving forward laid out in front of you, along with the benefits and issues associated with undertaking each one.
  2. Seek wise council: Make sure you seek the advice of mentors within your network, and ask for their unbiased opinion on the options. Having an outside opinion can always assist in the process.
  3. Pick the best option: The option that is most suited to your current position and goals.
  4. Follow through until completion: Never back down on a decision once you have made it. If it turns out to be a wrong decision later down the track then change course, but don't keep procrastinating once reaching to a decision.
  5. Monitor the consequences: You have the choice to change the way you walk down the path if it seems as though things are not going as anticipated. Monitoring your decisions closely will help you to know if and when you need to make a choice to change things from how they are.