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 (Prov 3:5, 6)   Where can we look for guidance when making decisions, even seemingly trivial ones?

How wonderful it would be to have a reliable consultant to advise us when we face a difficult decision! You can find such an adviser.

An ancient book with a message for today has this to say: “Your own ears will hear a word behind you saying: ‘This is the way. Walk in it, you people,’ in case you people should go to the right or in case you should go to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21)

What motivates us to make decisions that will show respect for the conscience of others?

Love for our neighbor. Jesus Christ taught that loving our neighbor as ourselves is the commandment second in importance only to that of loving God with our whole soul.  

However, we are living in a self-centered world, and our sinful tendencies incline us toward being selfish. So if a person is to love his neighbor as himself, he has to make his mind over.

Apart from Bible principles and the conscience of others, what may we consider when making decisions?

We need to consider how our decisions will affect our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being in the future.

Be they major or trivial, your decisions matter. A decision you make today may mean the difference between success and failure, even life and death in the future.

You can make wise decisions if you take into consideration Bible principles, the conscience of others, and the long-range effect of your action.

Make decisions God’s way. The decision about what course to follow now is yours to make, truly a decision that is a matter of life or death.

Would you welcome help in making the right decision, the wise one?

http://m.wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006283?q=decision+making&p=par#h=23

 

 

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