Making Major Life Decisions 2
How to Make Major Life Choices:
Choose God’s Choice
Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Don't just make a plan for success. Acknowledge God. Fear Him. Make sure you check if it’s God.
Follow the Bible - Ps. 109:105 - Thy word is a lamp
Pray and meditate
Ask if it’s his will
James 4:13-15 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
2. Choose Revelation
Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Abraham did not just make a major life change. He got a revelation.
Pray for direction
God may give a Vision or Dream
God will confirm or repeat it many times
God may give a Prophetic word 2 Chronicles 20:20
3. Choose Faithfulness
Proverbs 8:34-35 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my
gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Seek God Daily
Be Faithful in small decisions
Do small things well
Make choices daily that are aligned with your purpose - with where you are going
Don’t Delay a Leading. If you miss church constantly for small things, then you will make a wrong decision in larger things.
4. Choose to Follow a Spiritual Leader
Ruth 1:16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Isaac to Abraham - Genesis 24 - Abraham left instructions to Isaac marriage
Follow their example and instruction on marriage and life
Follow after their godly spiritual character
Follow their advice
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2 Timothy 2:21-22 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 22But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
For example Ruth - Naomi, Isaac - Abraham
5. Choose Wise Counsel
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude
of counsellers they are established.
Avoid ungodly advice
Look for biblical counsel
6. Choose to Consider Collected Information
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly
of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Isaac’s servant watched Rebekah’s action and pondered on it
A. Gather information from observation
B. Gather information from research
7. Choose to Sacrifice
for Major Breakthroughs
Isaiah 43:18-19 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of
old.19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Moses chose to suffer affliction than to maintain the prestige of being called the son of pharaoh's daughter
Hebrew 11:2 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;4-25