Are you ever afraid of making a wrong decision?
Do you sometimes feel like you're just playing a game of rock/paper/scissors when you try to understand God's specific will for you?
Here’s some steps that have helped me:
1. Don’t make quick decisions unless you have no doubts. Urgency is often a trick of Satan (Proverbs 19:2).
2. Seek wise counsel from someone who’ll be honest enough to disagree with you (Proverbs 11:14).
3. Pray. When making important decisions, my husband and I set an alarm and pray at regular intervals throughout the day until we have a peace (Philippians 4:6).
4. Fast. Fasting can clear our minds for focused prayer (Matthew 6:16).*
5. Be accountable. Ask someone to help in areas where you typically make poor decisions (Galatians 6:1-2).
6. Seek peace. If you have an uneasy feeling about a decision, there is probably a reason (Philippians 4:6-7).
7. Do something. If you do the things above, have peace, but still have no clear direction, do what seems best and trust God to stop or confirm it (Acts 16:6-10).
*fasting is not for everyone, depending on your age, daily work demands, and medical condition. But you can always fast from an unnecessary food item you enjoy as a reminder to pray (for example coffee, sweets, snack food).