Message: “Decision Making 101” from Pastor Joe

Joe Summers - August 9, 2020

Decision Making 101

Decision Making 101 How To Make Great Decisions? Lesson Objective:  To  discuss the process of making decisions and understanding that we can always make better decisions.  More importantly understanding that what is most important is what you do after you make the decision Scripture: Luke 6: 12-15 Steps in making Decisions The stool of God’s wisdom is held up by three-legs: the Bible, Godly counsel, and prayer Pray. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him 2.     1 Chronicles 16:11 "Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!" Be careful for what you pray--  wisdom or answer???? Gather information    Proverbs 1:5: "Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” Proverbs 15:22  Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed Proverbs 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him Proverbs 29:20  Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Look at alternatives 1 Kings 3:25 The king said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other. ” 2 Samuel 24: 11-14 Luke 14:28: "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?" Proverbs 18:17: "The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him ."Always look at pros and cons even when you think you know all that you need to know Make sure to seek out those who may tend to disagree with you Make a decision James 1:8  being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways 2.    Colossians 3:17: "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him Do it 1.     Proverbs 3:5-6:   Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths Romans 8:28:"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." 3.     Isaiah 41:10: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand Learn to use for next decision Thomas Edison found reasons why it did not work so he could succeed. Is it possible to not make the right decision? Summary Pray Gather Information Look at alternatives Make decision Do it Learn from the results of the decision Pray

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