So there are some amazing principles that we can draw out of Balaam's story.
- Before making any decisions, stop and talk to God first. By talking to Jesus first and foremost, we can be sure to be in His plans for our lives. If we just rush ahead and go with our own plans, we could be devastated in the long run.
- Go Slow. By making decisions slowly (but not at a turtle pace!) you can make a wise decision. Also, remember that you need information to make a decision. An uninformed decision is an unwise decision. Take the time to research and gather the facts before moving forward.
- Stand firm in what Jesus tells you to do. Do not sway to the right or to the left...keep following that narrow course. People will offer you money, friendships, experiences, etc. But do not fall into their trap. At the end of the day, someone who is bribing you to do what they want does not care about you at all--they only care about what they want! Stand strong in Jesus!