“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
So, you have a major decision to make, and you’ve gone through the other nine tips I’ve provided.
Here’s another tip: do you have peace in the decision? If you don’t have peace, I suggest you wait. Don’t make a move until you hear clearly from the Lord.
There will be times the Lord will require something of you which makes you uncomfortable; it will move you past your comfort zone. However, peace is a fruit of the Spirit. If God led you to the decision, one would think He would also give you peace in the decision. If you don’t have peace, wait on the Lord.
There are many other tips I could add here: wait on the Lord, step out in faith, be led by the Holy Spirit, and fast being four of them.
Ultimately, the best way to make decisions is through a relationship with the Holy Spirit because He leads us into all truth. When we have a relationship with the Lord, our spirits are more attuned to His, and we can more easily and readily discern His will.
A special note to those who’ve already made a wrong decision and are now reaping the consequences: pray. Ask the Lord to forgive you for making the decision and where possible, rectify the situation as the Lord instructs you.
While the Bible teaches that we reap what we’ve sown (Galatians 6:7), God is faithful and just. He will extend mercy to us when we humble ourselves before Him.
Aretha Grant serves her local church as a bible teacher and elder. She loves writing and is the author of Overcomer: 25 Keys to Walking Victoriously. Aretha resides in Hagerstown, MD with her husband and two youngest children. You can read Aretha’s blog at www.arethagrant.com.
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