5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Making Tough Decisions

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

Jim had just been offered a much-desired promotion. But the job advancement required moving his family to a new state.

Taking the job, however, would mean more pay, a more fulfilling career, and a new location that sounded exciting. Everything pointed to a great opportunity. But his gut told him no. What should he do?

Girl with a choice near the forked road

Perhaps you find yourself in a situation like Jim’s. You’re facing a tough decision, and you don’t know what to do.  Here are a five questions to ask yourself regarding each fork in the road:

1–Does it violate the Word of God in any way? If it does, it is the wrong decision. If it does not, go to step 2.

2–Does the decision give me peace in my heart? If it does not, it is the wrong decision. If it does, go to step 3.

3–Will my decision glorify God, or will my decision glorify me? If your decision will not bring glory to God, it is the wrong decision. If it will bring glory to God, go to step 4.

4–Have I considered the needs of my family in making this decision? If you have not, then you need to. Once you have your family’s support (Notice: I did not say excitement about your decision but support for your decision), then go to step 5.

5–Am I willing to accept God’s will whether I like it or not? If no, then check your heart. If yes, then prayerfully proceed with the decision you believe God is leading you to make.

In every decision we face, our Lord has promised to teach us the way to go (Psalm 32: 8). So, trust Him to keep His promise to you, and you will make the right decision. 


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