When you have to make a key decision, how do you decide what to do? It’s always important to pray and ask God about it. But how do you make godly decisions if you don’t hear from God? What next? What evaluation criteria do you use to determine whether God wants you to do something or not?
While you don’t want to run off half-cocked, it’s worse to be frozen in fear and do nothing. When you need to make godly decisions, it’s good to take some time in reflection and ask yourself some key questions.
When reflecting on your options, there are three ways to look at the situation. And here’s a checklist of nine questions you can use in making godly decisions.
God has a plan for your future (Jeremiah 29:11). He has a plan that He would like for you to follow because you have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). And He wants you to pursue that plan. But first it is up to you to find out what that purposeful destiny is.
God is still the potter and you are still the clay (Isaiah 64:8). It is His will that you are here to fulfill. But if you delight yourself in the Lord, then He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Because your desires will be His desires.
God knows you intimately. He even knows the number of hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7). And He knows the way that would be best for you to follow (Proverbs 22:6). So His plan for your life is the perfect one for you.
Here are 15 questions you can use to determine what God has planned for your purposeful destiny here on earth.
It’s easy to get off track in your career, in your marriage, in your life. That’s why it is important to evaluate your life direction.
There are many times I have gone into a room and forgotten why I went in the room to begin with. At one point I was aware of the purpose I was to go in the room for, but by the time I got there I forgot what that purpose was.
That same thing can happen in life as well. You might achieve a milestone but forget why it had been important to you.
Take time to consider these ten questions. Think through your life direction so that you can become the person you want to be—while you can still change course.
Have you ever gone into a room before and forgot why you went there in the first place? The same kind of thing can happen in your life. You can wake up one day and wonder how your life became the way it is. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your life focus and avoid life distractions.
In life, there are many options to choose from. And you can get tempted to go down some paths that seem good but don’t end up getting you where you want to go. That’s why it is important to maintain your life focus.
Here’s how you can avoid life distractions and keep your life focus.
What words do you say about yourself? When you are talking to others, how do you describe yourself? And when you are alone, what comes out of your mouth? With the words you say, do you bless or curse yourself?
You may not even be aware of how you speak about yourself. But your words have consequences. The Scripture says out of your mouth proceed blessing and cursing (James 3:10). So which one do you use on yourself?
Here are 14 questions to ask yourself to find out whether you bless or curse yourself with your words.
Plato records Socrates as saying at his trial, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” While that may be an extreme statement, he makes an interesting point. When we rush through life, we don’t pause long enough to “consider our ways,” as the Scripture says (Haggai 1:5, 7). That’s why it is important to cultivate a daily practice of reflection.
Even if it’s only 15 minutes at the start or the end of your day, it is worth making the time for reflection. A survey of people in their 90’s discovered that they would have spent more time in reflection if they could live their lives over again. Anybody who has lived that long is worth listening to because of the wisdom they’ve gained—if only from greater number of mistakes they’ve made.
To get you started on how you can spend your time in reflection, here are three questions you can ask yourself.
What you do for a living is worth more than a paycheck. The time you spend working doesn’t have to be just time traded for money. You can spend your working hours in a way that will energize you. You can do work worth doing.
To get to that point, you need to understand what motivates you. And that requires a deep dive into what makes you tick.
In order to discover how you can do work worth doing, ask yourself these nine questions.
Your thoughts directs your life. And whatever your mind believes will impact what you say and do. Whatever goes on inside your head will eventually work itself out.
Whatever you believe about yourself will ultimately manifest through your words and actions. Jesus said that everything you say and do originates in what you believe in your heart (Luke 6:45; Mark 7:15-23).
Here are three questions to consider so you can be aware of what goes on inside your head.
Despite the pigeon holes that people will put you into, you don’t have to be the same person in ten years that you are right now. You have the privilege to change. But the question is: do you believe you can change?
You may agree on an intellectual level that you can change. But how about on a practical level? Do you really believe you could become the person you want to be?
Here are twenty questions in five areas to ask yourself to see if you believe you can change.
We all know we should obey God. But why should we obey God?
In looking back on my life, I have placed different emphases on my relationship with God at different times. But what should a relationship with God look like? What do you want your relationship with God to look like?
Think through your relationship with God. Which one of these scenarios best describes your situation?