How To Make Up Your Mind

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May. 24, 2020

Sermon Outline

HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND

James 1:5-8

Introduction:The pandemic has forced us to constantly be adapting which means making many decisions.Life is basically a series of choices.James gives us a pattern for how to make decisions.

I.THE PROBLEM:INDECISION

A.“Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:8

B.Indecision Causes:

* Unstable emotions

* Unstable relationships

* Unstable Spiritual Life

II.THE PRESCIPTION:SEEK WISDOM (James 1:5-6b)

A.Step One:Admit Your Need (v. 5)

1.Wisdom is putting knowledge into practice

2.“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but humility comes wisdom” Proverbs 11:12

B.Step Two:Ask for Wisdom

1.“…he should ask God…”(v. 5b)

2.“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

C.Step Three:Anticipate It:“But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt…” (v. 6)

III.THE PROMISE:GOD WILL GIVE IT

“Ask God, who gives generously…and it will be given to him.” (v. 5c)

A.God Gives:Continually; Generously; Without Finding Fault

B.God Gives Wisdom Through:

His Wordcouncil of others

Prompting of the Holy Spiritopening and closing doors

Conclusion:God will not make decisions for us.He gives wisdom so we can grow and discern.The quality of life is determined by our decisions.