Biblical Decision Making Paul Harstrom Blog Post
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Biblical Decision Making Starts With You

God has provided Christian Leaders with tools in His Word to help them make decisions, for their life and in their businesses.  Biblical decision making does not have to be hard or mysterious.

For the sincere Christian Business Leader, it is sometimes difficult to know the right direction to take for a problem at hand.  Many times the stakes are high, emotions have escalated, and confusion grips the heart of the Leader.  It is at times like these that Biblical decision making is essential for finding peace and gaining clarity.

How about you?

Are you facing a critical decision where you are struggling to hear from God?  Does God seem to be silent and the answers needed are being withheld from you?

A Proven Method for Biblical Decision Making

As Christian Business Leaders, our decision making is, at its core, the same as any other Christian:  to seek God’s Will and follow it.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  James 1:5 KJV

God is sovereign and He reveals His moral Will to us in His Word.  Our job is to follow Him and the path He has outlined in faithfulness and humility.

Three questions we need to ask for Biblical Decision Making

  1. “What is God’s Will in this situation for me?”
  2. “What is God’s Will in this situation for the other parties involved?”
  3. “What option allows me the greatest chance to bring glory to God?”

1.  Notice that the first question specifically deals with you, the Leader.

When we turn to the scriptures, we cannot help but read how Biblical Decision Making Starts With You.

The Bible records the following principle in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked:  who can know it?” 

Since our hearts trick us into thinking we are something special and without fault, the first question a Leader must ask is about themselves.

King David sought God for His divine scrutiny that he might be made clean and whole before God.

Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart:  try me, and know my thoughts:  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

As a Leader, you have the responsibility to put humility into motion.  Make your first question about you and how you can improve.  Even if there is nothing for you to improve upon, your act of humility before God will prepare you to serve others as Christ serves us.

2.  The second question deals with the people involved and what God is doing in their lives.

If people are going to be impacted by your decision, ask this question:  “Can you envision Jesus treating them this way?”

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts.  It is about one life influencing another.  John C Maxwell

Christian Leaders have an awesome responsibility to always take into consideration the welfare of the employees, family, and community God has given them to shepherd.


3.  The third question deals with your real purpose in life – to bring glory to God in your life, family, and business.

“What option allows me the greatest chance to bring glory to God?”  God is faithful to reveal his purposes for your life.  You must pray and seek His Will for direction.  Understand your God “Why”, and what He wants to through you for others.

As a Leader in your home and place of work, you have an incredible opportunity to help others.  Learn six qualities successful leaders cultivate when they learn their real purpose in life.


Question:  What scripture to help you understand your greater purpose?


About Paul Harstrom

Through a monthly coaching and group round table membership, called Truth At Work Louisville, I help Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Executives be the gifted leaders that God has created them to be. I understand discouragement, loneliness, and confusion that grips Christian Business Leaders in the Marketplace. You don’t have to live that way!  Learn more about Truth At Work in Louisville, KY


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