Friday, February 28, 2014

Principles For Making Wise Decisions: Is This Contrary to God's Will?

Most decisions we make will be small ones, but I'm convinced that many of them are sowing the seeds of undesirable destinies. How can we make good decisions, so that we're living lives of order, balance, and peace? Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you the basics of making sound biblical decisions. 

Does it violate the expressed will of God or the direction of my God-given authority?

Once you're certain God has made His will known to you about a certain matter, don't let doubts come in to change your mind. For example, if you know God led you to take a certain job or move to a certain place, don't immediately jump to the conclusion that you must change the situation if something "better" comes along or something goes wrong. Unpleasant problems don't necessarily mean you are out of God's will! Remember Job? He definitely faced some unpleasant circumstances, but they didn't mean He was out of God's will; they simply meant that God was allowing them to test Job.

So if you have the clear direction of God - or of His direct authority in your life, such as your parents if you're a young person still living at home - then don't make a decision against that known will of God. Seek godly counsel, pray about your decision, search the Scriptures, and wait on the Lord.

I've heard it said often, "Don't doubt in the darkness what God has shown you in the light." I think that could apply in this decision-making process!

"And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Luke 9:62

Have you missed any of this series? You can find all the titles in the series listed in my introductory post!

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