Direction + Decision
Fewer things help us grow in our faith more than where we get direction and how we make decisions. Direction + Decisions :: they go hand in hand.
It’s dangerous to make decisions without seeking direction.
It can be disastrous.
“So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the Lord. And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.” Joshua 9:14-15
Joshua knew better, yet he rushed ahead. He made a horrible decision.
Why is it so dangerous to make a decision without seeking God’s direction?
Here’s what happens….
- We are easily tricked. Joshua 9:4-5
- We rely on our senses. Joshua 9:6, 9, 12, 13
- We ignore the red flags. Joshua 9:7
All of this creates DRAMA. It becomes a high maintenance situation. We end up fighting battles we were never intended to fight!
So what is the answer?
Seek direction from scripture.
One of the best ways to get God’s direction and guidance for our lives is by consistently reading and reflecting on the Word of God. Getting God’s direction isn’t mystical. You get direction by reading the Bible. As you read the Bible, it helps to have a game plan.
A great game plan for understanding and applying the Bible is to ask five questions of every passage you read. Click here to download and print this plan. Feel free to adapt and use.