Where the Bible is clear about God’s will, we must obey. But what about the thousands of choices we have in life where there doesn’t seem to be specific clarity in God’s Word? Do we pause and wait to hear the voice of the Lord? What about the people who seem to constantly say “God told me this?” Are we not walking with Jesus because we don’t have a steady stream of “God told me this?”

As we continue our series Knowing and Doing God’s Will, Jay highlights the many tools God has given us to make wise choices in areas where there are not specific commands from the Lord in Scripture. Borrowing the wisdom of Gary Freison and his book “Decision Making and the Will of God”, Jay walks through the different gifts God has given us that can serve as guideposts for decision making.

Listen as Jay shares how we can make wise decisions using

  • The Bible
  • An Open or Closed Door
  • Mature Council
  • A Fleece
  • Inner Peace or Tension
  • An alignment of passion, skills, and opportunity
  • Common Sense

With these gifts, God has given us plenty of resources to make healthy, wise, God-honoring decisions every day of our lives.


Resources mentioned:

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz https://amzn.to/45qZ8ub

The Seven Checkpoints for Youth Leaders by Andy Stanley: https://amzn.to/3ICSfw1

Decision Making and the Will of God https://amzn.to/3otDepG

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