Before we make decisions, it’s a good idea to ask some questions. These questions help us to make better choices and live with fewer regrets.
We might ask…
- Will this work?
- What will people think?
- How much will it cost me? Do I have time for it?
- Can I get away with it?
- Am I capable of doing this?
- Will it make me happy?
Questions like these are pretty useful tools when we make those choices. These are the sorts of questions that many really smart people rely on. I’d like to suggest that Christians should add another set of questions to their lists:
- How does God feel about this?
- Will it bring glory to God’s name or is this more about me?
- Am I helping others or am I just advancing my personal agenda?
- Is this truly wise?
- What eternal difference will this decision make?
- How will it affect my walk with God?
- Will this decision make it easier or harder for me to follow Jesus?
- Will this decision make it easier or harder for my family and friends to follow Jesus?
- Would Jesus make this decision?
- Is this the best use of the resources I’ve been entrusted with?
- How will this decision affect eternity?
It’s good for us to think strategically and long-term. It’s better for us to think with God’s perspectives.
What questions would you add to the list?