14 Ways to Determine God’s Will
Decision-making is a stressful time for many. Is making the right decision causing you fear, sleepless nights and anxiety? In a recent small group, we discussed how to be in the center of God’s will. Most of us felt it wasn’t easy to find and we were feeling stressed.
“How do you know if it’s God leading you or the world?” Our group brainstormed two lists. One list shared how the world makes decisions. The other list is how Christians make decisions (according to the Bible). Sometime I will add a third column that gives Scriptural support for these answers.
Read through the ideas. What have you tried that works? What would you add to the list? Detract from the list?
Note: Not all the ideas from the world’s list are bad ideas.
|Ways World Decides What To Do Next||Ways Christians Decide What To Do Next|
|Money – What Brings In The Most Money and Benefits||Which Decision Will Most Benefit My Family, Personal Mission (from God) and Church|
|Pro-Con List||Pro/Con List: Then Match Up With Scriptural Principals And Advise|
|Flip A Coin||Have Faith That God Will Give You An Answer|
|Goals List – How Achieve Them||Scripture – What Does It Say About Situation?|
|Rock, Paper, Scissors||Prayer And Fasting|
|Climb The Corporate Ladder – Follow Whatever Step Is Next||Find Out All you Can About The Situation In Order To Make An Informed Decision.|
|Just GO – Do The Next Thing That Comes To Mind||Open/Closed Doors|
|Emotions: What Feels Good And Right||Peace – Which Decision Brings The Peace Of God|
|Look for Signs||Fleeces|
|Trial Period – If It Works Out Continue, If Not Discontinue And Find Another Answer||Christian Media Resources (Books, DVD’s, etc)|
|Follow Expectations Of Others||Does Decision Glorify/Please God?|
|What Makes Me Happy||WWJD (What Would Jesus Do In Order to Please God?)|
|Follow Advise And Input Of Others||Seek And Follow Counsel From Godly People|
|Horoscope/Psychic Reader||Intuition (Holy Spirit Given)|
- 5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Big Decision (written by Holly at God Chicks)
- How to Hear God’s Voice
- Seek First . . . What
- Wondering About Options Brings Answer