Let's Talk
Let's Talk
Jul 17, 2020
Decision-Making
Play • 32 min

Some decisions, like who to marry, are big and will affect the rest of your life. Other decisions aren't as momentous, but they feel just as big.

On this episode of Let's Talk, Melissa Kruger, Jackie Hill Perry, and Jasmine Holmes talk about some of the big decisions they have made in life. They recognize that wise decisions come from seeking godly counsel, praying, meditating on God's Word. But even when a person does these things, the right decision isn't always abundantly clear.

Jasmine points out that we treat some decisions as if we are going to be bound by them forever. In the case of marriage, we are, but when it comes to other things we agonize over (such as school choice or the purchase of a home), we can make the best choice based on our current knowledge, and recalibrate sometime in the future if we need to. Wrestling through decisions isn't easy, but seeking God's guidance increases our reliance upon him.

In this episode, our hosts cover:

  • Cutting with the sharp end of the ax—making tough decisions with surety (1:44)
  • Inviting others into your decision-making (4:40)
  • How to discern between God leading you, your feelings, and your friends (9:21)
  • Living free of comparison in decision-making (13:26)
  • A process for healthy decision-making (19:09)
  • When God redeems a decision (25:34)
  • One of their favorite things (28:55)

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