Each day you face hundreds of decisions. Some decisions are easy. White shirt or purple? Sandwich or yogurt? Other decisions are much harder. Which school should my children attend? When should I retire? Yet all decisions carry value.
Decisions are exhausting. The more you deliberate, the greater emotional energy you expend. You may often wonder,
What decision does God want me to make in this situation?
The fantastic news is God does not hide His will from you! Listen to what He tells you in Jeremiah 29:12-13:
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
I’ve developed an effective tool to guide you in making any decision. It uses the acronym F.I.N.E.
Often people use the word “fine” with rolled eyes, a huge sigh, and a sarcastic tone, as in,
“Fine, I’ll pick up these boots left by the door, even though they aren’t mine,” or
“Fine, I’ll take on this work project even though I already have three others piled on my desk.”
People say “fine” when they aren’t fine at all.
You will become decisive, listen more accurately to God’s wisdom, and actually be “fine” when you use this method! The categories of F.I.N.E. are Faith, I (as in “Me,”) Needs, and Existence to Expectation. Each area has a few questions to consider regarding the decision you need to make. I’ve put together a reference guide and printable Bonus Card you can stick on your fridge, in your Bible, and anywhere you need it to refer to when making a decision.
Here is your as-good-as-chocolate-without-the-calories for today.
Here is the side of my refrigerator:
Are you decisive? Do you struggle with making decisions in one certain area of life? Tell us about it in the comments below!