Bible Study Outline on Decision Making
Everyday, we are making decisions. We make decisions about what food to eat or cook when the meal time comes, the job we do, marriage spouse, and etc. God likes us to discuss everything with him. God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives. God want our full submission to him. If you believe in God, you would turn to him in prayer for every problem you face and decision you have to make. God can speak to us in various ways including people, circumstances and etc.
However, you should not expect a miracle to your problem when you did not pray at all. Praying is an essential part of a Christian’s life. When you don’t pray, it means that you don’t have a real relationship with God. Praying also build up our faith in God. You will find that God is answering your prayer when you sincerely pray with a need in your heart. Sometimes, God can speak to us.
The bible can serve as our guide at times when we need help in making a decision. The bible is God’s message to us. It contains God’s promises and his commandments. You can also ask your church pastor or elders about a difficult decision you want to make as they are knowledgeable in the bible.
We are to live by the Spirit, not by our flesh. Your flesh may always tell you to do bad things but God wants you to be discipline and make the right decision in your lifestyle. It can take time to become disciplined to live your life by the Spirit. For example, you can choose to watch violent TV program is watch biblical program that will improve your knowledge in God. God does not want us to waste our time on unuseful things that will not benefit us. Every decision you make must bring glory to God so your decisions must be coherent with the commandments of God in the bible. You must not ignore God’s commandment when making a decision.
2 Timothy 2:15 tells us to be diligent in proving yourself as a worker approved by God. When you make decisions that is consistent with God’s commandments in the bible, you are putting God first in your life. Matthew 6:33 states that God will add unto us everything else when we have put him first in our lives. Loving God requires us to make the decision to sacrifice ourselves for God including time, strength and money.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV)
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14 KJV)
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21 KJV)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us (1 John 5:14 KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 KJV)
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5 KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)