Some of my friends find it’s easy to make decision. But for me, it’s difficult to know if I am using good judgment as I make decision about life. Some kind of important and life-changing decisions.
After few minutes googling, I finally found an article about how to make good decision from a biblical standpoint.
“The answer comes when you look to God for a solution. Believing and relying on God’s Word will shed incredible light on just about any issue. God has an amazing plan for you and your life, and he does all he can to help you find and attain it. So when you work with God, he gives you the grace to make right decisions and show good judgment.
Four keys to point us in the right direction:
1. Make the decision to let God be God.
You’ll never make progress in this area as long as you refuse to give up control. It certainly isn’t easy, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, especially if you’re a control freak as I once was. It almost drove me completely nuts when I began giving up control of things. But it helped immensely when I realized there was somebody a bit more qualified than me in charge of my life.
We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.
2. Study the Word of God.
The only way you’re going to get to know God and his character is to study his Word. It won’t take long before you’re able to judge situations and circumstances with a new view. Decisions are easier because you already know in advance the direction you want your life to take.
2 Timothy 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
3. Surround yourself with people who are further along in the journey.
There is no reason to learn every lesson yourself when you have perfectly good examples right in front of you. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we often counsel one another from what we’ve learned through our mistakes. Take advantage of this counsel and learn from the mistakes of others so your own learning curve is not so steep. You’ll be very glad you don’t have to go through every mistake as you learn from observing and listening to others. But trust me, you’ll still make plenty of your own mistakes. You can take comfort in knowing that one day your mistakes may serve to help someone else.
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.
4. Never give up.
Be glad about your progress. Let yourself off the hook. You didn’t start showing poor judgment overnight and you won’t always show good judgment now, just because you want to. Just be happy you’re making progress and you’re seeing your life improve. Little by little as you gain wisdom from God’s Word, you’ll begin to see the results reflected in your decisions.
And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.
It takes time to develop good judgment, but once you make the commitment to move forward in this area, you’re halfway there.
Working with God is continuous, but it is worth the effort.