5 Cautions When Making Decisions

5 Cautions When Making Decisions, Making Biblical decisions
If I do this, will it hurt my faith?
If I do this, will it help my faith?

When facing decisions, these two questions can be helpful.

We need to avoid making decisions too casually and we need to avoid making them too fearfully. 

It helps when we remember that God is on our side - He's eager to help us make wise decisions.

These 5 "cautions" will help:

1. Make sure the decision doesn't violate Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

2. Make sure the decision isn't selfish (Philippians 2:3).

3. Make sure the decision doesn't choose a good thing instead of the best thing (Ephesians 5:15-17).

4. Make sure the decision isn't made in conformity to worldly values (Romans 12: 2)

5. Make sure we've prayed until we've felt a peace about the decision (Philippians 4:6-7).


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6 comments:

  1. Oh, number 3 is a good one, good vs. best.

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  2. Excellent points, Gail...I needed this as my little family and I are faced with a big decision. Thank you for sharing your heart. :)

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful and I pray that you will have a peace about your current decision, Cheryl.
      Gail : )

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  3. Great points Gail, thanks. One of my pastors always said: 'ask yourself, does this build me up?' and if the answer is no... well, it will break you down. Quite simple really.

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  4. Nice and simple. Thank you! I'll carry this in my pocket.

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