How Discipline Leads To Better Decisions

How Discipline Leads To Better Decisions

The Quality of Our Decisions has a Direct Impact on the Quality of your Life

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Why Do We Struggle to Make Good Decisions?

1. We Lack Discipline

A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.  Proverbs 25:28

Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.  Proverbs 16:32

2. We’re Overwhelmed with Choices

3. We’re Afraid

4. We let our Emotions Decide

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.  Galatians 5:22-26

We must Decide in Advance!

But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.   Daniel 1:8

1 We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.  People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.  Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:1-3

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