Godly Decision Making (You Don’t Need a Sign)
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
My anxious heart wished God would write in the clouds, “This is the decision I want you to make…” Though I was tempted to pray for a sign, I knew that wasn’t the biblical response.
Because the Bible is sufficient, there is no longer any need for extra revelation. God may bring certain passages of Scripture to mind through the Holy Spirit, but He will not tell you in a dream or through a personal word what you are to do.
When the last book of the Bible was written, new revelation was finished. God does not need to reveal anything new to you, because all that you need to know is in his Word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says we are equipped for every single good work with the Word of God.
God has given us the resources and abilities to make godly decisions—His Word, wise believers in the church, and prayer—and as mature Christians, it is our responsibility to use those resources to discern the right choice.
Though God knows everything that is going to happen and does have a specific plan for your life, that is His secret will, and Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us that those things are for God to know: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law."
We do not know God’s secret will, but He has given us His revealed will so that we can discern a godly decision.
Dear God, please help me to be wise and discerning in making the choices I need to make. Help me to trust Your sufficient Word and to make a decision that is honoring and glorifying to You. Thank You for the wise believers in my life to help me and Your perfect Word to guide me. Amen.
Spend some time reading Psalm 19 and considering all that the Psalmist proclaims about the Word of God.