Big Decisions

What do you do when you have to make a big decision? Sometimes making decisions are no-brainers. You make your choice, and even if it’s not the best decision, the potential consequences are rarely worth breaking a sweat.  Then there are times you have to make hard decisions.

The more you ponder making the decision, the more confused and stuck you feel. You just want a voice from the heavens to shout down instructions and tell you what path to take. This confusion is so uncomfortable that we tend to avoid these big decisions altogether. Of course, this does nothing but stoke a low-level sense of anxiety and frustration about ourselves and our circumstances. Avoidance has never been a great strategy for life success and happiness.

Over-thinking and compulsively analyzing a decision doesn’t help much either. Trying to predict the future is an impossible task, regardless of how certain you may feel about the desired outcome. Life is too unpredictable to know with certainty that you are making the “right” decision. Ultimately, any decision involves a leap of faith.

Here are some helpful hints if you are facing a BIG decision today:

  1. Evaluate the Pros and the Cons
  2. Phone a Friend
  3. Pray
  4. Research and Experiment – Research, ask questions, talk with people who have experienced each scenario. If possible, experiment with alternative outcomes.
  5. Don’t Look Back -If you have done your due diligence, and talked to God, then make your choice, take the leap and don’t look back.

Answered Prayer Through You

If your in a position to help someone, Help them. God just might be Answering that Person’s Prayer Through You. – tobymac #SPEAKLIFE

Listeners Responses:

Nancy says, This opportunity was presented to me last weekend. And honestly, I struggled with it, because I didn’t want to be an enabler. God reminded me that I’m not to judge and that he put that person in front of me so that I could be obedient, and to bless that person. I was obedient. Then I remembered Hebrews 13:2.

Jennifer, I was driving in the car with my four year old son. I saw a man with a disabled leg, whom I had seen around town before. Something told me to get him a meal. I stopped at Boston Market to get as all some food. When I went back to where he was, he was g…See More

Bill, “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” – 1 John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NIV‬



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