Fearful in Decision Making?

18 May

If you know what you believe, decisions come pretty easy.  If you’re one of those types of people that are always trying to figure out which way the wind is blowing, decision-making can be difficult.  ~President George W. Bush~

I’m a waffler.  And it’s not because I’m trying to figure out which way the wind is blowing, but it’s because I find it difficult to know God’s will.  Am I the only one out there?  I mean, He makes some things abundantly clear in His Word.

But not everything.  Some people teach, when making decisions, let the peace of God rule in your heart.  Obviously we should let the peace of God rule in our hearts, but what if when faced with a life decision NONE of the options feel peaceful in your heart.  Is this verse teaching peace as a way to make decisions or as a way to get along with each other??

And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Col. 3:15

I found this on a block called Faith.  Hope.  Love.  (I haven’t read much of this blog, so I can’t whole-heartedly endorse it, but what I saw looked good.)

  1. Consider the circumstances.
  2. Conclude (make a decision) what you believe is a good course to go.
  3. Commit your way to the Lord in prayer (invite Him to block the wrong way and open the right way).
  4. Then try to go do it.
  5. If He [The Holy Spirit]doesn’t block you then keep going.

I believe this is the principle that my husband teaches about how it is easier for the Spirit (the wind) to guide a sail boat that’s moving than one that’s standing still.

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