Every day, we’re faced with decisions that we must make. Those decisions will affect the direction of our lives in one of two fundamental ways: we’ll either get closer to God or further away. This is spiritual decision-making.
Some decisions we deliberate on are small or seemingly inconsequential (“What should I prioritize in my schedule this week?”), and some have a more dramatic or lasting impact (“Should we try to have another child?”).
And the bigger the decision gets the more stressful it can feel, and the more sensitive we may be to input from others if we haven’t exercised our own spiritual muscles.
Why Spiritual Decision-Making Matters
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more; with knowledge and discernment, so that you may approve what is important, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)