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.