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Six Steps for Wise Decision-Making


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Making decisions does not have to be hard so let's keep this simple. Here are six steps to help you walk the straight path to wise and godly decisions.

 

APPROACH 

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6, New International Version

 

Developing the habit of yielding your way for God's way is a decision that will ultimately lead to a lifetime of wise decisions.

 

MOTIVE

 

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). ~Proverbs 16:2, Amplified Bible

 

Every good idea is not necessarily a GOD idea. Ask God to reveal your true intentions before you decide.

 

AUDIENCE

 

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. ~ Proverbs 16:7, New King James Version

 

“If you live for people’s acceptance you will die from their rejection.” Lecrae

 

Most decisions are driven by people-pleasing. Do what keeps Jesus happy. Everyone else will be fine.

 

STRATEGY 

 

Good people obtain favor from the Lord, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. Proverbs 12:2, NIV

 

Your come-up should never be to another's detriment. Save wicked for the world.

 

SUPPORT 

 

Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. ~Proverbs 15:22, AMP

 

A large population is a king’s glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined. ~Proverbs 14:28, NIV

 

One of the most effective yet subtle traps of the enemy is convincing you that you can do it by yourself. YOU CAN'T. And if you still think you can, ask yourself...

 

Would the Master of the Universe would give me a dream that only I can handle?

 

Success takes supportive counsel and a supportive team. Divine teamwork makes the dream work.

  

TIMING

 

There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:... ~Ecclesiastes 3:3, the Message Translation

 

Just because God gives you a vision today does not mean it must come to fruition tomorrow. Everything has an opportune time and place. Focus on your approach,

motive,

audience,

strategy,

and support first

so you can be ready when the time is right.

 

Wisdom is like my mother's homemade chicken soup... it warms my soul but only if I eat it.

 

My son, eat honey, because it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. ~Proverbs 24:13-14 AMP

 

I pray you take in the wisdom God puts before you and you see your obedience to as friend not foe. Do so and it will be the best decision you will ever make.


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About Phillipa

AUTHOR | NON-PROFIT FOUNDER

MINISTRY COACH

LOVER OF CHOCOLATE
Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.

She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog, godnme.org, was named one of the "Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by Feedspot.com. In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter's House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.

An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.

 

She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.

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