TEN BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING WISE CHOICES


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Everyday each of us are faced with numerous choices. What should we do when the Bible doesn’t seems to speak directly to the situations we are face and the choice we make.

The following Ten Principles will help you to make a choice that will glorify God and honour others.

Principle One

What Biblical Principles Should Inform My Choices.

Proverbs  2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs  3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Always make sure you are not the only one who holds to your interpretation because some choices are spiritual and it has to be treated spiritually.

Principle Two

Do I Have All The Knowledge Or Facts?.

Hosea  4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

You making sure you ask a lot of questions, don’t fall prey to wishful thinking nor let your emotions get the best of you and always remember that there are two sides to every story.

Principle Three.

Is The Pressure Of Life Forcing Me To Make A Premature Choice?.

Proverbs  21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

Don’t let the fear of missing out drive you to make a wrong choice in life. Your parents saying if you don’t bring home your spouse I will disown you. Just beware of the once in life time deal and the law of instant gratification.

Principle Four

What Possible Motives Are Driving My Choice Making?

Proverbs  20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Proverbs  16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

You admitting or acknowledging that you have a blind spots and honestly with all sincerity assess your motive both good and bad. The Supreme of it all give others permission to speak into your life, most especially your wife, husband, parents and your pastor who is your spiritual father.

Principle Five

How Should Past Experiences Inform My Choices?

Proverbs  17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Always inquire how your family back ground might affect your thinking capability and always learn from your mistakes. Because experience is a revelation of informing you into a purposeful living.

Principle Six

What Are OR Is The Collective Counsel Of My Community?.

Proverbs  11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs  18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.  18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Make sure you avoid or disallow many separate conversation and know when to share your challenges with others and be careful the kind of people you share it with.

Principle Seven

Have I Honestly (Really)  Considered The Warning Signs

Proverbs  10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Proverbs  16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Never you think nor considered yourself unique (exceptional)  to the rules of where you are operating and let this be your slogan that God’s way is the best way ever and sure way ever.

Principle Eight

Have I Considered The Possible Outcomes For My Cause Of Action?.

Proverbs  14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.  14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Proverbs  27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Always examine the positive and negative parts of your action and create a contingent plan.

Principle Nine

Could This Choice Jeopardize My Integrity Or Hinder My Witness For The Lord?.

Proverbs  22:1 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Work towards the center rather than flirt within the edge and not making any challenge. And never let your weakness over shadow your strength in giving your totality onto God Almighty.

Principle Ten

Is There A Better Option That Would Allow Me To Make A Greater Impact For God’s Kingdom?.

Revelation  22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Always ask yourself what story God could be writing about you or if you are no more what will people say about me? And never work in the ministry of assumption, because something is hard doesn’t connote God’s will.

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Thanks for reading, and you can kindly share with others.

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