Decision Making in Tough times
Updated: Apr 20, 2021
By Deborah Bell
(Lead Apostle DGAN Global Network and DGFC churches)
Don't allow the fire of adversity to bring negativity into your midst or make you a sceptic that could lead you to make wrong decisions for your life.
Rather, let it to purify and refine you. When you allow that process, the fire of breakthrough will come.
Here are three simple things to start with to help keep you on track:
1. Check the Timing
Keep in mind that the timing of your decisions is just as important as the decisions you make. The right decision at the wrong time can = a wrong decision. You want to make the right decision at the right time. That is, the timing of God. Listen for that small still voice and wait.
2. Discernment & Wisdom
Pray for discernment & wisdom from the Lord, about important decisions and then wait on God for confirmation to come through legitimate channels. Be careful not to 'move' forward because you're hearing something that you want to hear, make sure it's confirmed and of the Lord.
3. Check your will is aligned with God's will for your life
Be sure your will is in alignment with God’s will in every decision because the decisions you make can change the trajectory and path of your destiny, either taking you further away from God’s purpose for your life, or bringing you closer to it.
Here are some Scriptures about decision making to meditate on, that will guide you:
1 Pet. 1:22 We purify ourselves by OBEYING the truth according to the Word of GOD.
Psalms 119:9-12 TPT How can a young man [person] stay pure? Only by living in the word of God and walking in its truth. I have longed for you with the passion of my heart; don’t let me stray from your directions!
I consider your prophecies to be my greatest treasure, and I memorize them and write them on my heart to keep me from committing sin’s treason against you.
My wonderful God, you are to be praised above all; teach me the power of your decrees! Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge the Lord, and God will make straight your paths.
Prov. 19:20 NASB Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given them.