Decisions (Autumn 2012)

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Decisions (Autumn 2012)

  1. 1. Joshua 25 :15NKJV‘And if it seems evil to you toserve the Lord, choose foryourselves this day whomyou will serve, whether thegods which your fathersserved that were on the otherside of the River, or the godsof the Amorites, in whoseland you dwell. But as forme and my house, we willserve the Lord.
  2. 2. Young Alice comes to a fork in the road and asks the Cheshire Cat which direction she should take. “‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. “‘I don’t much care where –’ said Alice.“‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you walk,’ said the Cat. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  3. 3. LIFE IS A SERIES OF DECISIONS What are DECISIONS?
  4. 4. WHAT MAKES ‘DECISIONS’ IMPORTANT?
  5. 5. • Our lives are a product of the decisions we have made and continue to make.• Our decisions are stemmed from our hearts which is connected to our intellect, reasoning and logic via our brain.• In order to make the right decisions in life which shape our destinies, we need our hearts to be right with God• Psalm 119:9-11, Proverbs 4:23
  6. 6.  Our lives are a product of the decisions we have made and continue to make. Our decisions are stemmed from our hearts which is connected to our intellect, reasoning and logic via our brain. In order to make the right decisions in life which shape our destinies, we need our hearts to be right with God Psalm 119:9-11, Proverbs 4:23
  7. 7. GOOD DECISIONS VS BAD DECISIONS MAJOR VS MINOR DECISIONS What makes our decisions good or otherwise? CONSEQUENCES!!!
  8. 8. HOW DO WE CHOOSE WISELY? Hasty decisions could based ourconclusions, bad information, or impulses
  9. 9. CASE STUDYGENESIS 25: 30-34
  10. 10. ESAU DECISIONS (BAD DECISION)•Present actualities instead of future possibilities•Based on the culture of instant gratification•Permanent decisions made in a time of challenge•Know it all syndrome•Decisions made in moments of weakness•Makes you give up what has been built over time•Never forward looking to possibilities before trade-off•Valueless decisions•Far reaching consequences
  11. 11. JACOB DECISIONS (GOOD DECISION)•Give up today’s pleasure for tomorrow’s treasure•Based on wise consultations (Prov 11:14; 12:15)•Decisions that are protected•Careful considerations•Decisions that ignore the pain of present condition for thegains of the future
  12. 12. QUALITY DECISION MAKING•Key Associations/ Counsel – (Prov 13:20)•State of Mind – accurately processed info (Prov. 1:1-6)•The Power of Prayer – never exclude God (Joshua 9)
  13. 13. LORD HELP ME MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS
  14. 14. •Need Prayers? Drop your prayer points•Need a church, call 07402229246•Like the facebook page www.facebook.com/RUBSt

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