Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Should I Do?

It is important to understand that God most often reveals His specific will a day at a time. Many Christians pray, "What is Your will for me for next month, next year, or for my life?" But God seldom works that way. In John 16:12, Jesus told His disciples, "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear." If God told you what you would be doing fifteen years from now, it might blow you away. So He unfolds His will a step at a time or a day at a time so we can "bear it."

There is a process to help you make right moral choices in conformity with God's universal will. It's called the 4C Process. Suppose a teacher asks you if you have completed a reading assignment. Saying no will hurt your grade, but you have barely begun the reading. What do you say? Or imagine that a friend tells you some juicy gossip about one of the families in your church, and you are just itching to pass it on to someone else? What should you do? The 4C Process will help you decide God's will in such situations.

C1. Consider the CHOICE. Every one of these "little" choices represents a choice between right and wrong. Every decision represents an opportunity to select either God's will or your own way. Consider the choice means to stop and ask yourself, "Who determines what is right or wrong in this situation?" It should help you remember that your choice is not between what you think is right and wrong; it's between what is objectively right and wrong regardless of what you think. To be continued.

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