1 Chronicles 12:32 says that “the leaders understood the times and knew what they should do”
You see, as a Christian in business, it can be a real challenge making good decisions. I know that there are many times in my own career where I struggled doing so. I am sure you have too.
I mean, it’s not like God normally speaks to us in an audible voice- although sometimes I wish He would- And wouldn’t it be great if He could send an airplane with skywriting just to tell us what to do?
Well how can you make tough decisions in the marketplace?
Well I want to offer for you a simple 4 step Biblically based process to help you make these tough decisions:
Step 1: Go to God’s Word- the Bible
You see the Bible is God’s way of speaking to us- and when we read it on a regular basis- it has an incredible way of telling us what we should do.
Step 2: Go to God in Prayer
It’s a wonderful way to communicate with God. When we spend time praying to Him about a situation, combined with reading the Bible, He begins to prompt us and give us insights on what we should do.
Step 3: Seek Godly counsel
You see most times we’re simply too close to a situation to see things clearly and so we’re not able to make a wise and objective decision. So it is important to get the input of other people that we respect and admire- particularly from other people who are walking closely with God.
Step 4: Consider your own experience
We have all learned from our past experiences- both our successes and failures. So apply those lessons learned to your current situation.
After all we’re human- We can never be 100% sure that we are doing exactly what God wants us to.
But if you’ll apply this simple 4 step process- you will be applying the [email protected].
- What did this message say to you?
- What issue or challenge is currently going on in your life or business that you need to apply this decision making process to? Have you completed any of the steps already?
- Can you think of any decisions made previously that may have turned out differently had you known about this process? What are they?
- Do you have someone that you can go to and ask advice of that would give you Godly counsel? Who is that person and what makes them a good advisor?
Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.