Making That Tough Decision | Short Sermon Series
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12
Here are 5 simple guidelines to making a tough decision.
Guideline #1: Realistically confront the options available along with the consequences of each one. Realism—not looking at circumstances through rosy glasses—is a valid part of good decision-making. If you just can’t face the consequences of your decisions, get some help. Ask someone who is honest and mature who loves you enough to give it to you straight.
Guideline #2: Write down or journal your possibilities. Take a sheet of paper and divide it, making a pro column and a con column. On a scale of one to five, measure the strength of each item you select.
Guideline #3: Make prayer a serious part of your decision making. “God, what is your will in this situation?” When you honestly can bring yourself to say, “God, may your will be done in this. Show me clearly what you want me to do,” you are well on your way to finding an answer.
Guideline #4: Search Scripture to see what God has already revealed about your decision. Many people are amazed to learn that the Bible deals with literally hundreds of situations that provide clear moral guidance for us today. At the risk of sounding like this is an oversimplification may I say that I believe God’s Word gives direction in either statement or principle for every decision you will have to make in life, provided we are willing to apply the principles to issues facing us today.
Guideline #5: Once you have made a decision, based on what you feel is God’s will, don’t look back. You can destroy by doubt what God has wrought by faith. Once a decision has been made, keep moving forward, no matter what happens.
Devotional by Dr. Harold J. Sala (Guidelines.org) @guidelinesim
Designed by @beth.low