In a previous post, we concluded that decisions should be made in light of God and His purposes. Though by personality, some leaders will have more of a tendency to base decisions on feelings or circumstances, if we want our decision-making to line up with God and His purposes, we need to stop long enough to ask at least some key questions.
Broad question: Does this line up with our church purpose?
Specific questions: Does the decision we’re leaning toward show love for God and love for people?
Decision-making Questions to See if We Line up with Our Purpose to Love God:
If we love God, we will want to honor and glorify Him. (Jn. 15:4-9; Rom. 12:1)
Question: Is what we want to do in congruence with God’s character?
If we love God, we will want to obey Him. (Jn. 15:10; 1 Jn. 5:3)
Question: Is this decision consistent with God’s Word?
If we love God we will want to showcase Him in all we do. (Matt. 5:13-16)
Question: Will this course of action reflect God’s heart and ways?
Decision-making that Lines up with Our Purpose to Love People:
If we love people, we will not be self-serving. (Rom. 12:10; Phil. 2:1-4)
Question: Does the decision promote the good of the whole and not just my personal agenda?
If we love people, we will want what is best for them. (Heb. 12:5-14)
Question: Is the decision based on what will gain the approval of people or what will help them grow in the Lord?
Other Questions to Ask: 5 Decision-Making Questions Ministry Leaders Should Ask