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Decision Checklist

Your answers to the following questions should help you evaluate your ability to make a God-honoring decision when faced with difficult choices.

  • Have I asked for God's help?
  • Do I show that I trust God in every area of my life, not merely in this decision?
  • Do I obey God's will as clearly revealed in the Bible?
  • Am I operating on the basis of good reasons rather than changing feelings?
  • Am I filling my mind with God's Word so that my mind is transformed?
  • Are there Biblical commands or principles that apply to my specific situation?
  • What are the alternatives and consequences of each possible option? How do these fare when evaluated by what the Bible says?
  • Do my gifts, abilities, and weaknesses have a bearing on the decision? How?
  • What decision will glorify God, build me up spiritually, and edify others?
  • Have I sought out worthy advisors?
  • Have I carefully evaluated the advice, not merely accepted or rejected it?
  • Is this decision a matter of my own freedom?
  • Would waiting be profitable or detrimental?
  • Am I determined to obey and please God?

—From How Can I Know What God Wants Me To Do? (c) by RBC Ministries.