GUARD YOUR TONGUE by Pastor KuechlerNovember 5, 2018
WISDOM WARRIOR KEYS by Pastor KuechlerNovember 7, 2018
When you have to make a big decision that isn’t popular it can be a lonely road. Many may even judge you poorly for your decision, try to ruin your reputation and even declare you are going the wrong way. However, we should never seek to be popular among people, but right before the eyes of God. If you have to make a big decision I want to encourage you to use these Eight BIBLICAL tests for decision making to guide your life. Please know that by following these 8 tests you may not be popular with men… but you will obtain the favor of God.
IGHT TESTS FOR DECISION MAKING
#1 - The Scriptural Test - “Has God already spoken about it in His Word?" (2 Timothy 3:16)
#2 - The Bother Test - “Would it bother me if everyone knew this was my choice?" (Proverbs 11:3)
#3 - The Survey Test - “What if everyone followed my example?” (1 Timothy 4:12)
#4 - The Spiritual Test - “Am I being people-pressured or Spirit-led?” (Galatians 1:10)
#5 - The Stumbling Test - “Could this cause another person to stumble?” (Romans 14:21)
#6 - The Peace Test - “Have I prayed and received peace about the decision?” (Philippians 4:6-7)
#7 - The Sanctification Test - “Will this keep me from growing in the character of Christ?” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
#8 - The Supreme Test - “Does this glorify God?” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Those who want to get even will have a very unpeaceful life. It is better to release the wrongs done against you and wait for the Lord to handle it. Listen... I know it hurts when people judge you wrong... gossip about you... and even slander your name, but if you try and defend yourself you will drive yourself crazy and end up wasting your precious time. Instead spend your time working on the vision God has for your life... you will be further along than your accusers in the years to come. Let it go and trust God... He will defend you.
“alk as Children of light… and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:8, 10)
Proverbs 20.22 - Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the lord to handle the matter. NLT