Five Steps To Making The Right Decision

Grace and peace be unto you.

The story is told that after Judas’ death and Jesus’ ascension, the believers decided to replace Judas. One major criterion was a man who was with them during Jesus’ earthly ministry. Hence, Joseph and Matthias were nominated. The believers then prayed and cast lots. The lot fell on Matthias and he was ordained. (Acts 1:12-26).  

How can I be certain that God is pleased with my decision?  

1. Pray and do not be anxious. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).  When we are anxious, we are more likely to make the wrong decision.

2. Explore the options and allow the Holy Spirit to help you choose the one that is pleasing to him. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you” (Psalm 32:8).        

3. Trust in the Lord, “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:10).

4. Do not be coerced into making a decision. “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

5. The decision should be supported by biblical principles. For example, if you are job searching, scamming is not an option, “Thou shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15).  

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your word and Holy Spirit to guide us in our decisions. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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