In life, we all have to make decisions. Just like me, I’m sure that you too want to be able to make good decisions. God’s Word can help you.

Maybe you’re someone who believes that the Bible is just a historic book and isn’t relevant for day-to-day life. On the other hand, there are those who agree that the Word is valuable but wouldn’t consider it useful in helping them to make decisions. Of course, it’s easy to turn to other people or to Google for advice. In this blog, I want to help you to see that sometimes the enemy can make us feel like we don’t need to rely upon the word of God for our day-to-day lives. That’s just not the truth. God wants to be your guide, journeying through life with you and being able to say ‘this is the way, walk in it’ (Isaiah 30:21).

God’s Word is Alive to help you make decicions

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 NLT

The first thing to note is that the Word of God is alive and powerful. It certainly isn’t a static book or your everyday novel. It is breathed out by the Creator of the world. The same power that God breathed into His Word, is the same power that is breathed out upon us when we read it and meditate on it today.

God’s Word brings you to your purpose

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 KJV

If we read the Bible just as a static book then it will not have any power in our lives. It will be just like any other book on our bookshelves. However when we read the Word with the help of the Holy Spirit then we are able to see the Spirit behind the words.

The latter part of the scripture says that we will become ‘thoroughly furnished unto all good works‘. We are able to go from being unfurnished people to being thoroughly furnished and ready for the purpose that God has for our lives.

If God’s Word brings us to being ready for His purpose, then of course his Word is going to help us to make the right decisions along the way towards that purpose.

Make decisions by putting the Word in and allowing God to draw it out

We first have to put the Word into our hearts before the Holy Spirit can use the Word on the inside of us to give us direction. The role of the Holy Spirit is to guide us into all truth and show us things to come.

What if somebody needed to decide whether or not to leave their job and apply for a new one? You might say, well that answer is not in the Word so how do I decide? You’re right. The Bible will not say you should leave your job and proceed to apply for a new one at such and such company.

However, the Word speaks about being faithful in the least and then God will make you ruler of much. As you read the Word, the Holy Spirit can illuminate this verse to you, showing you whether you have been faithful in your current job. If you haven’t been, the verse might communicate that your current job is an opportunity for you to practice faithfulness where you are. However, if you move on to something new you will still have to learn the same lessons of faithfulness before God can really propel you.

On the other hand, scriptures speak about God wanting you to abound unto every good work and to have enough for your food and extra to give (2 Corinthians 9:8-10). God may be desiring to provide enough and extra to you through a different resource, whether that is a job or a business for example. Through this verse, the Holy Spirit might speak to you to move on.

Going for a new job is just one example of how God’s Word can help you to make decisions. The principle is the same for everything. Finding a spouse, entering into business, choosing a school for your children and so much more.

God’s Word helps you to make decision

The first thing is to believe that the Word is alive. Then it is to put the Word in and let the Holy Spirit guide you into making decisions. With my 30-day devotional, you will receive the Word into your heart whilst you spend time in intimacy with the Lord. The third section of the devotional also points towards receiving direction for your future. This resource will really help you. Get your copy of Closer to Him today, whilst it’s still on sale.

When you meditate on the Word day and night, you will make your own way prosperous (Joshua 1:8). Don’t rely on your own opinion. Don’t waste time and money trying to make it on your own. Instead, trust that God’s word brings you right to the centre of God’s will and purpose for your life.

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