Posted by: missionventureministries | February 23, 2013

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION 100% OF THE TIME? – Jeremiah 33:3

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I. Pray and ask God to reveal His perfect will to you, unconditionally surrender your desires, plans and life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The promise:  “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

II. Ask God to guide you to scriptures in His Holy Word that will provide you with the answers that He has already prepared for you. He will give you direct guidance for a decision that will honor Him. We must be careful that we do not read only those verses that will support our desires or point of view; but, keep our mind open to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

III. Seek counsel from godly advisors, who are living under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

IV. Ask God to provide the circumstances that will confirm His will for your decision. It is important that we do not manipulate the circumstances ourselves.

V. Be willing to let Him make the decision, accept His answer and thank Him for His guidance and care.

VI. Trust God completely and surrender your will to His Lordship.

VII. Apply the first six principles diligently, ask God to confirm His choice for you, by giving you peace and confidence. Worship Him in the beauty of His Holiness and thank Him for His loving care and guidance.

With so many decisions to make in life these days, it is important to know how to make decisions that honor God. Through prayer we can have God’s help in making the right choices.

How can we make the right choices? Pray before we make a choice. Pray, so that you’ll know what to do
or whom to choose. Always seek God’s guidance.

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles.” Luke 6:12-13 NKJV – Jesus knew exactly whom God was calling to be His apostles.

Prayer preceded all that Jesus said and did. He prayed to the Father before He made choices or took action.
Jesus got it right 100% of the time.

He said of Himself, “I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19 When we give prayer the same priority Jesus gave, we will also see what the Father does and we will hear what He wants to communicate to us.

Jesus’ ministry was founded on prayer, faith and obedience. Our lives and ministry to God and to others will have to be founded on prayer too. If we are going to follow Jesus, we’re going to have to follow Him in prayer, faith and obedience.

In Proverbs we are given very specific counsel about seeking Gods’ will and guidance before making decisions. When we seek God’ counsel we have His promise, that He will direct us if we acknowledge His Lordship over our lives. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5 – 6 NKJV

S.T.O.P.
    SURRENDER: OUR WILL AND DESIRES
                              TRUST: GOD COMPLETELY
                                              OBEY: WITHOUT HESITATION
                                                            PRAY: WITH FAITH AND THANKFULNESS

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