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Is This the Right Decision?: Proverbs 31

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Are you in the midst of making a decision? 

Perhaps you’re deciding whether to move, take that new job, start a relationship, or make that big purchase. Or, perhaps you’re simply deciding where to go for lunch or what to wear to work tomorrow. 

Whether big or small, we’ve all experienced fear of making the wrong choice.

In her devotion “Is This the Right Decision?” from Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst says, 

Knowledge is wisdom that comes from acquiring truth.

Insight is wisdom that comes from living out the truth we acquire.

Discernment is wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit’s reminders of that knowledge and insight.

I know a young mom who has really been struggling with the decision of whether to let her 2-year-old go to preschool a couple of half-days each week. As I listened to her, I felt compelled to ask her three questions:

1. Have you been reading and praying through God’s Word?

2. Have you been applying God’s Word to your mothering?

3. Have you sought godly counsel and insights from wise people who know specifics about your situation?

The answer to all three of those simple questions was yes, so I reminded her that she was assigned by God to be this child’s mother. If she had done these three things, then she had the ability to discern what was best.

It’s not about trusting ourselves. Rather, it’s about trusting the Holy Spirit to do what Jesus promised us in John 14:26: ‘But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you’ (NIV).”

Click here to read the rest of Lysa’s devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

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About the Author: Rebecca Fulcer

After graduating from UW Oshkosh with her literature teaching degree, Becca felt a call to pursue international missions. In January 2017, Becca left the United States and joined the World Race mission and discipleship program where she traveled to eleven countries in eleven months to serve in various ministries.

Upon returning home, Becca heard about Appleton Alliance’s residency program and felt confident it was the next step. She is currently working with the Women’s Ministry department while pursuing her master’s in Theology and hopes to someday work in ministry full-time.

When not doing schoolwork, Becca enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, running, and snuggling with her dogs.

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