Principles of Life 12
How To Make Wise Decisions
On day a group of students from a "Christian" school was given the following situation:
A certain fellow met a girl whom he loved very much. they decided to get married and set the wedding date. As the time approached, he began to have various doubts about this being God's will.
Those students quickly named six of the following eight means which God uses to reveal His will to us. Not one guessed the last two.
Their response was a significant indication why so many youth today are drifting without clear direction and are continually making wrong decisions.
A person may be able to read the Bible, but miss or not understand the principle that apply directly to his or her situation.
A person may fulfill the regulations of age and citizenship which government requires and still have doubts about the marriage.
A priest may give you some advice based on church teaching, but it will not necessarily mean that you are ready for marriage or that the one you want to marry is ready.
A person in trying to reassure himself, may try to translate circumstance as God's approval.
A person's friends may give encouragement because they think that will make you happy, and they wouldn't want him to miss out on marriage.
A person's prayers must be based on discerning what God intends to do - not on "twisting God's arm" to do what the person wants to do.
> Essential Means Of Finding God's Will
"My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee; and when thou awakest, talk with them." (Proverbs 6:20,22)