When Facing a Big Decision

post date: September 4, 2011


I received a note that read something like this:

When I am facing a big decision, should I:
 
A) Step out in faith, or
B) Wait for God to open the door, or
C) Use the wisdom God has given me to make a good decision?
The answer of course is yes!

Sometimes we must be like Abraham, who left Ur of the Chaldees not knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11:8). Other times we will see clearly that God has opened a door for us so we go through that door (1 Corinthians 16:9). Sometimes we make the best decision we can based on the information we have (Acts 16:6-10 offers a good example of this).

We must not fall into the trap of telling God how he must lead us. Nor can we make deals with God, as if we’re saying, “I will obey you as long as it works out the way that I like.”
 
Sometimes we must take a great step of faith.
Sometime we simply take the next step in front of us.
Sometimes we see the way clearly.
Sometimes we will decide based on the circumstances.
 
In the end, God’s will is not about our decisions.
God’s will is about our willingness to follow God.
 
The call of Jesus is always the same.
Follow me.
 
Do that and you’ve done God’s will.
The rest is just details. 

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