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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Making a right decision

The Problem

  • We all do exactly what we decide to do; we are the sum of our decisions.
  • Virtually all of our problems can be traced to a poor decision -- a decision made by a process that is barely understood.

The Priority/Moral Distinction

Decisions tend to be priority or moral decisions.

  • Priority decisions are choices made between right and right. The only imperative in making priority decisions is to be wise -- to choose between good, better, and best.

  • Moral decisions are choices between right and wrong -- there is the morally correct choice and the morally wrong choice.

Biblical Decision-Making

  • The first principle of effective decision-making: live by the word of God.

  • The second principle of effective decision-making is not to put God to a test -- don't put yourself in a position that requires a miracle.

  • The third principle of effective decision-making is always to worship God and serve Him only in your decisions.


Every decision has spiritual and financial consequences.

Paul addresses this reality in Romans 7:15 where he writes, “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.”

1 John 5:13-21
In this passage from 1 John the person of sisterly “Wisdom” has been replaced by Jesus. “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true…” (verse 20a).

The struggle with sin continues, but in Jesus we find God’s fullest expression of mercy and love, the one who confronts our sinfulness and defeats it for us so that we may rise above it and live as God’s people. Still we fall short of God’s intentions, but in Jesus Christ we find forgiveness and, more importantly, hope for the future.

Matthew 11:25-30
And here in Matthew we find words that offer hope. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (verse 28). The “heavy burdens” we carry are our sins and the “rest” we receive in Jesus Christ is forgiveness. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to start over again and to live as forgiven people!

Jane's Note:

First of all we have to understand feeling or our mind (feeling controls mind) deceive most of the time, have you heard of "I'm out of my mind!", that's why, mind is not reliable.

When you are confused, when you are indulged, you often will make decision out of your mind, making a right decision best is to know what is the consequences, lay out the distinction upon priority and morality, lastly if God has to be in the picture (always will be ideal!), ask: What is God's will.

Remember even if you did make a wrong decision, don't hesitate to make an 'U-turn', God has forgiven all your sins. He is faithful to all His promises, and believe it, all things work for the good of those who loves Him.

With love,

Jane Lee

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