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7 Things to Remember when Making a Big Decision


7 things to remember when making a big decision



My imperfections will never override God’s promises.  God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.  –Lysa TerKeurst

Do you struggle with making decisions?  Is there an easier way to make a decision without all the stress and anxiety?

Over the past few years, a lot has changed for us.  A new home in a new state, a new baby, a new job, a new ministry, our oldest starting kindergarten; health issues we never thought we would have to deal with;  Everything is NEW!

New can be exciting, but it can also be extremely scary.  Our decisions impact our future in big ways.  In some circumstances, this can make the decision even more daunting.  Should I take this new job?  Should we try for another baby right now?  Do I go back to school?  Do we move?  How do I approach this difficult situation with my toddler?  My teenager?  My adult child?

Decisions are hard!!

Things to remember when making a big decision:

  • God sometimes gives us more than one choice that are in His will.

  • Trust God. Give the decision to Him and ask Him to open the door wide open or to slam the door closed.  Be open to listening and He will give you an answer.

  • Let go of control. If you try to control the situation and give none of it to Him, you may fail.  He tells us to trust in Him.  Allow Him to guide you.  PRAY!  If you can’t let it go, ask Him to help you give it to Him. Cry out for understanding.  The peace He can give about making a decision can be an unreal feeling, and it is pretty amazing.

  • Remember there is no perfect decision. Perfection is just a made up word!  It doesn’t exist!

  • If you avoid the decision that needs to be made, you are actually making the decision to avoid it! Just get after it! 

  • Seek counsel from wise friends, a pastor or family members who have a gift in spiritual discernment.

  • Saying no is okay. As much as we want to say yes to everything, we need not fear the word “no.”  You cannot please everyone. 

Sometimes a small decision can be a big decision in disguise.  Sometimes what seems like a big decision is truly a small decision that is just consuming your thoughts.  No matter what decision you are facing, rest in the fact that God is walking right beside you holding your hand.  Let Him guide you.  When you feel that gentle tug from Him, follow it.  Decisions may be difficult, but you have a powerful, mighty God on your side.

Is there a decision that you are facing and you need some prayer warriors praying for you?  Share in the comments so that we can pray together for you!

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  1. Hi,
    As much as your words are inspiring and assuring of Gods love and protection, I’m going through a phase in life where a lot is changing. My job is not yet fixed, my wedding is a big issue and my parents have split up. I’m clueless on most things and have no clarity on what lies ahead.Please pray for me

    • “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. I pray this scripture for you. No matter how difficult life gets, Jesus has overcome! Hang in there sweet sister. He is walking right beside you in this journey.

  2. Yes, please pray for me. I need God’s help in a big decision regarding my marriage. That He would show me what His will is in this situation and that I would be open enough and alert enough to hear it! Thank you very much!

    • Lord, please be with Heather and the decisions that she faces. Please help her to discern your will. Open her heart to hear you Lord and may you shower her with blessings! Amen!

  3. Oh yes- these are really great tips, my friend. Thank you for sharing both the wisdom AND the encouragement for us all when we face those hard decisions! Pinning for future reference! 🙂

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