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WOFCF Bible Explosion - 7/5/17


         July 5, 2017

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How to Handle Unwise Decisions

 

During 12 June Bible Study lesson, we have discussed how to fix bad decisions. But what if the bad decision(s) you made was not necessarily sinful, but was just unwise (foolish/hasty/reckless)? The first step is…      

       

Point #1 Take full responsibility   

Proverbs 28:13

If you made a mistake, own it. Don’t explain it away, minimize it, or shift the blame to others. Just admit that you blew it, and take full responsibility. If you fail to own it, then others will question your integrity, and your problems will mount. It takes guts and true character to admit when you’ve made a mistake. The second step is…

 

Point #2 Wrap your head around everything God has said about this specific issue 

Joshua 1:8

The principles of God’s Word are miraculously able to help you navigate the paths of life, so take advantage of that treasure of wisdom. Saturate you mind with God’s very own thoughts. Allow His thoughts to become your thoughts. The principles of God’s Word will guide you in getting things back on track. The third step is…

 

                        Point #3 Work to understand fully what it was that went wrong

Proverbs 10:23

It’s one thing to make a mistake. And it’s another thing to make the same mistake over and over and over, week after week after week. To stop the cycle, you must take time to stop, evaluate your situation, and figure out what it was that went wrong. Do everything you can to gain knowledge and understanding that will prevent you from making the same mistake repeatedly. The fourth step is…

 

Point #4 Stop doing the stupid thing

Proverbs 26:11

It may seem odd to have to actually make this point, but... you need to stop doing that thing that has gotten you into trouble. This means making a COMMITMENT to putting it to an end. You’ve got to want to stop it so badly that you will do whatever is required of you to forge a new path. Make that commitment right now! The fifth step is…

 

Point #5 Ask for forgiveness from anyone you may have hurt by your bad decision

Matthew 16:24-26

Even though your bad choice may not have been sinful, it still may have been hurtful to others. If so, do what you can to rebuild those relationships. Humbly take responsibility and ask for forgiveness. Don’t add any qualifiers to your apology. In other words, don’t say, “I’m sorry I did that, but....” Just apologize and ask them to forgive you for blowing it. The sixth step is…

 

Point #6 Do whatever you can to offer restitution to anyone you may have hurt by your bad decision

Exodus 22

The Bible speaks of confession and forgiveness, but it also speaks much of restitution. If your mistake has caused a loss for others, then it is your responsibility to repay that loss. And if the loss is not a clearly tangible loss that can be quantified, you need to do whatever you can to fix the problem you have caused. This is difficult at times, but it is the right thing to do. And God will bless you greatly when you pay restitution to those you have harmed. The seventh step is…

Point #7 Seek wise counsel to help you formulate a solid solution (formulate a “board of directors” for your life)

Proverbs 11:14 & 1 Corinthians 15:33

It would be a good idea that you find several godly advisors who will sort of act like a “board of directors” for your life.  No, you probably won’t conduct annual meetings or hold votes, but these advisors will be your go-to people when you need input for making decisions and resolving problems. These godly friends can help you to make good decisions and help you to resolve problems that arise when you make bad decisions. The eighth and final step is…

 

Point #8 Create a plan for getting yourself back on track with where you should be

Proverbs 21:31 & Proverbs 16:9

Now it is important to prayerfully establish a plan to get yourself back on track, and then allow God to lead you each step of the way as you move forward within that plan. Determine what the best potential outcome can be considering the circumstances, and then think through the specific steps you will need to take to get to that preferred outcome. Write out those steps, and then assign deadlines for when you plan to complete those steps. Once you have your plan in place, share it with your closest advisors. They can help you greatly by giving you additional input and by holding you accountable to sticking to your plan.


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