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Don Stewart :: What Practical Things Can We Do in Making Major Decisions for Our Life?

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Don Stewart
When it comes to making major decisions for our lives, what are some of the practical decisions can we do in making these decisions?

1. Want To Know His Will

The first step in knowing God's will is desiring to know what He has for us. Paul prayed for the Colossians to know God's will:

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:9).

2.Trust God To Show You

There are several steps that a person should follow to know the will of God for their lives. The Book of Proverbs tells us to:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5,6).

We must completely trust the Lord in all matters and not trust our own understanding. If we acknowledge Him in everything that we do He has promised to direct our paths.

3.What Is The Desire Of Your Heart?

First, there must be a desire in our heart. The Bible promises to give us the desire of our heart.

Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act (Psalm 37:4,5).


Do the circumstances match with the desires that we have? God uses circumstances to show us His will. When we ask for something according to His will, and then we find this coming to pass through circumstances, we can know that we are in His will. The Bible says:

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him (1 John 5:14, 15).

5.Seek The Advise Of Godly People

Godly people should be consulted when making these decisions. The Book of Proverbs says:

For waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers (Proverbs 24:6).

It is wise to seek godly wisdom from other believers.

6.Scriptures As Our Final Guide

The Bible should be our final guide on all matters

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise (Psalm 111:10).

Following God's Word will never lead us astray.

7.Wait Until All These Are Place

Any major decision should not be made until all of these guidelines are followed. First, do we have a desire or conviction to make a certain decision? Second, are the circumstances matching up with your convictions? Third, how do godly people feel about your decision? Finally, does the Bible have anything to say on the matter? Once these are all in place, then it is time to make that decision.

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