Ten Powerful Tips for Decision Making

decision-making-processDecision making can be rather challenging at times.  Wouldn’t it would be great to know for certain which way to turn before a big decision is made?  Many of us don’t even think about it and just go on a whim, then hope for the best.  Every single decision you make affects your life and your future!  I can’t stress how important proper decision making is. It must involve certain godly steps that become natural or more of a habit the more you practice them.  The results are always God’s “customized best” for us!

Our life could be subject to many unnecessary hardships and challenges when the worldly way of thinking gets in the way of God’s way. It is important to draw near to God and have a passionate desire to seek God’s plan for our life rather than what the worldly temptations may be.  We would be missing out on what God’s amazing plans are. Especially since I have experienced decision making on my own and then I have listened to His direction for my life. His direction proved to be the happiest for me by far and I was so grateful that I stopped my hastily made decisions of the past.

More emphasis should be put on our decision making to have it aligned with Godly principals. These ten Biblical tips should be followed. Remember that the Lord always has His best plan for you even if it doesn’t make any sense at the time.

1)  Read God’s Word and believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. (John 14:6.)  The Bible is the roadmap for living.  It’s so comforting to see the present situation and the right solution that is found in the pages of the inspired Word of God.

2)  Pray about the decision and allow your inner feelings that come from the Holy Spirit direct your path. (James 3:17-18.)  A really bad decision can be made in haste, so be patient  and watch, wait and listen for signs or inner feelings. Aligning with Christ allows our spiritual vision to be clearer. (2 Cor. 5:18.)

3)  Treat your body as a temple of the Holy Spirit and be sure to do all you can to be healthy. ( 1 Cor. 6:19)

4)  If your decision has to do with marriage or relationships, keep your
marriage vows
and know that sexual relations are not proper outside of marriage. (1 Thess. 4:3-7)

5)  Don’t let money be the core of your decisions.  If it is
all about money
, then you are heading in the wrong direction.

6) Live by Biblical principles and know what you believe and practice it. 

7) Prepare for outside conflicting views or opinions from others, but stay the course.

8) Trust God will get you through this and be obedient to Him.

9) Remember that God is in control!  Even when it seems like it is taking awhile, God is waiting for just the perfect time to reveal His plan.

10) If you’re getting frustrated over not knowing if the decision is really God’s will or your own…or if you are thinking about one direction and there are nagging doubts, this is not of God.  But if another direction seems to feel comfortable or with less stress, this would be the direction you need to take.  Sometimes the direction would not at all be what you had in mind to begin with, but after you take it, it will be the best decision.

When you follow these Godly principles, your decisions will always be the right one. Your decision making will bring more peace, joy and contentment into your life.  In many cases the results will be even better than you could have imagined them for yourself.  So get ready for God’s best in your life, knowing it is already in the works and being customized just for you!

What are your experiences with decision making?  All of us have tried it on our own, but without God’s plan we are not going to be victorious in our lives.

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Comments

  1. I remember one of the most difficult times in my life was when I had to put my college plans on hold due to a horrific car accident. I was highly academic, and fully believed God’s plan for my life involved the full “college experience”. It took a lot of prayer and pain before I accepted that the answer “wait” didn’t mean “no”. I can’t imagine what I would have missed if I hadn’t accepted His plan for my life.

  2. We all have to remember to trust that God’s plan will always be the best plan even if we think that our plan makes more sense at the time. It has never worked out for me when I’ve went ahead with what I thought made more sense at the time. I’ve found that it is less stressful and easier to leave it up to Him. 🙂

  3. It’s always hard to wait on God’s word… we humans want “instant” answers and action. God has our best interests in mind and when we decide we know better and just dive in, it usually comes back to bite us. This is a good article and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you Verona! 🙂

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