Each of us make a hundred decisions everyday. The bigger the decision, the more attention we need to give to it. Unfortunately, some Christians approach decision-making as flippant as opening their bible and letting their finger land on a verse and taking that as the word of the Lord for their lives. Not helpful. We need to take our decisions seriously because they define our lives. Where you are today is a result of your decisions.
In the natural we have navigational systems called a ‘GPS’. These help us to navigate our way to our desired destination. If we miss a turn off or veer off the selected route, the GPS helps us by re-routing and getting us back on track. In the spiritual realm we also have a GPS, it’s called relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Intimacy with the Holy Spirit isn’t an event, it’s a lifestyle. We must pay the price to hear God’s voice and have the courage to do what God asks us to do. It’s not what you do in life but what you do out of what God asks you to do. We must learn to be led by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14 says, “All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
Making Godly decisions begins with following the principle of multiple witnesses. Deuteronomy 19:15 talks about only on the evidence of two or three witnesses should a charge be established by someone. In the context of relationship with God, He has given us witnesses to help us make godly decisions. These are:
- Witness of Clarity = Define the decision to be made
- Witness of Exposure = Have you got the right information to make the decision?
- Witness of Spirit = What is God revealing to you?
- Witness of God’s Word = What has God illuminated to you in his word?
- Witness of Prophecy = What are the prophetic sign posts God is sending your way?
- Witness of Godly Counsel = What your mentors saying to you?
- Witness of Calling = Does making the decision align with your calling?
- Witness of Circumstances = What’s currently happening in your life?
- Witness of Peace = Are you being honest with how you really feel?
- Witness of Provision = Is God supplying your need in this decision?
Not all 10 witnesses need to agree at the same time but at least one of these needs to be in the mix. When it all comes down to it, pull the trigger. Procrastination will paralyse you. You don’t have to live life blindfolded. You can walk confidently into your decision, knowing that God has gone before you.