Monday To-Do: Decide

I think I’m in the middle of nowhere… again. I believe that many had experienced having a hard time in making the right choices or maybe how not to procrastinate instead.

And what if you're feeling gloomier than ever?... Maybe mine is caused by the current weather... I actually do not know anymore and so tonight, I decided to have a Mon-date with the Lord… we have lots to talk about; hopefully a shower of wisdom would be given to me by grace. Because I just know I have to make the decision before it’s too late.

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But here are some trustworthy teachings by Ms Joyce Meyer and Ms Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides on decision making.

Following Peace to Make the Right Decisions
by Joyce Meyer

[None of us like discomfort too much. An itch keeps us from sitting still. An uncomfortable mattress keeps us from sleeping. The threat of rejection can lead us to make some really stupid decisions.

Think about your own life for a moment. When you have a decision to make, do you normally go with the flow—or do you pray for wisdom and weigh your decisions on the Word of God?

Every decision we make not only affects us, but the people around us. Even future generations are affected by the choices we make today. So we need to seek God's Word for guidance, and we need to heed the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our heart.

I think one of the main reasons some people let others make decisions for them is they don't really believe they can hear from God. They wish they could or hope they can. They wonder if they can but they're afraid they don't.

If you feel something strongly in your heart, you've prayed about it and it goes along with Scripture, then follow your heart. If you feel led to make a decision that others don't like, you shouldn't have to give an unreasonable amount of explanation for what you feel led to do.

Maybe you don't know why—you just sense that's just what you're supposed to do. God has a plan, and you are part of that plan, but you won't live it if you live with the fear of man.

What do you think God is saying to you? What are you sensing from God? Ultimately, you need to take responsibility for making the decision that brings peace to your heart. If you make a mistake, it's not the end of the world. But being true to what God has put on your heart is the key to your happiness.]

by Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides at Protips, April 9, 2013 

Which way to turn?
The left or the right?
Choosing between what's better or bright?
Seeking the path that leads me closer to You
I'm standing at the crossroads anew.

To stay or let go?
To lead or to follow?
Wanting to know what's best for tomorrow.
Help me be still to listen Lord to Your will.
I'm standing at the crossroads again.

Lord guide me, for You are the Way.
Walk by me, in Your pasture I'll stay.
Through life's twists and turns
And tons of choices to churn
Let me find You at the CROSSroads. 

Are you standing at the crossroads of your life or career? Are you thinking of shifting gears but you are not sure if now is the perfect time for change? Here are three C’s to consider when you are at the crossroads:

First, what is the CAUSE of your restlessness? Why do you want change in your work? Do you desire growth, variety or more adventure perhaps? Before you decide on changing course, find out if the cause of your restlessness can be addressed by making minor adjustments in your current situation.

The second C is this, what are the possible CONSEQUENCES of the paths available at the crossroads. Weigh the pros and the cons of possible choices that you might make.

The third consideration is CALLING. What is your God-given calling? Will your change of job or work bring you closer to what God wants you to do? Some are called to put up their own business. Some are called to be efficient employees. Some are called to be full-time homemakers. Whatever your calling is, remember this, being in the center of God’s will is the best workplace for you.

Cause, consequences and calling. Three things for you to think about before deciding where to turn at the crossroads of life.

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