Making Decisions God’s Way

We’re less likely to regret our decisions when we consult the Holy Spirit within us and the Word of God.

Proverbs 16:1-3

Have you ever chosen a certain path, only to find yourself regretting that decision later? Facing crossroads can at times seem overwhelming, but we have an all-knowing God to guide us. Therefore, we should wisely prepare beforehand for decisions we may have to make quickly.

Scripture is our primary source for direction and wisdom. If we study, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word, He’ll bring truth to our mind at the appropriate time. What’s more, we have His indwelling Spirit to guide us. Christians who try to weigh the pros and cons themselves miss out on the wise counsel of the omniscient One.

It is also wise to be aware of our mental state as we approach decisions. The acronym H.A.L.T. stands for “hungry, angry, lonely, and tired”—four states in which we’re more likely make poor choices. When considering options, it’s well worth waiting until a more favorable time.

Your choices affect the direction of your life, so carefully consider what the Lord would have you do. Scripture is clear that we perceive dimly (1 Cor. 13:12) but God sees the whole picture. That’s why it’s vital to rely upon His wisdom, truth, and direction in making decisions.