2018 will be full of choices to make (See Sure Things).
There are many conscious choices every day, and some habits we should intentionally change.
How should we decide?
The foundation choice for life and eternity is to:
Confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9)
Whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. (John 3:15)
If you’re not sure, see Becoming a Child of God.
Determine, as a life principle, to follow Christ daily.
If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. (Luke 9:23)
The more that core decision is embedded in your life, the easier it will be to make daily choices.
Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. (Matthew 6:33)
We have many daily choices to make. And we are responsible for those choices.
If our choices rest on glorifying Him, we will get His help.
Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. (Psalm 25:12)
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 your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5–6)
Prepare to Choose
Examine yourself to make sure you are in the faith.
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Determine to work on your head and heart knowledge by studying the Bible, meditating on His Word, and learning to please Him (Ephesians 5:10).
Resolve to put Him first in all your choices.
Keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:2)