Decisions #7

Making major life decisions


Intro: What do you think is the funnest and easiest job in the whole world?


  1. Prov 3:5-6, Jer 29:11 God promises us that he has the perfect plan for each of our lives, God has created each of us to accomplish certain things in this world.
    1. Matt 6:25-27 Many youth and young adults struggle because they are not sure what their purpose in life is.
      1. Ps 32:8 Many young adults are not sure what they should do in life, who they should marry, what is their ministry? or what is Gods purpose is for them.
      2. Jer 29:13, Matt 6:33 When we seek God and put him first, he promises to lead us, guide us and direct all areas of our lives.
    2. Gen 16:1-4 Many young people make bad life decisions either because they don’t put God first, or because they become impatient.
  2. Psalms 37:23-24, Ps 119:105 God usually does not reveal everything to us at once about his plans for our lives, rather he will guide us one step at a time.
    1. Luke 16:10 As we obey God when he’s leading us to make simple good decisions, he will begin to give us clarity in major areas of our lives.
      1. Isaiah 55:8-9 Sometimes following God means God will tell us “No”, or sometimes he will direct us in a way we didn’t expect to go.
      2. Phil 4:6-8 To make good life decisions we need to learn how to hear and obey Gods voice, and how to stop and wait when we lack Gods peace.
    2. Ps 27:14, Eph 6:18 When we have major decisions to make we need to pray, fast, seek Godly counsel, and wait on God to show us what we need to do.




  1. What are some of the dangers of not putting God first, and being impatient in making major life decisions?
  2. Who has an example of a time when God told you “No” or directed you in a way you didn’t expect to go? How was this good for you?
  3. Does anyone have a testimony of a time when you had a major decision in your life to make and God showed you what to do?
  4. Is there anyone here tonight who needs direction from God about a decision in your life? What is the decision you are currently praying about?


End: Pray for any who need to accept Christ or recommit their lives to Christ, and pray for any who have major life decisions to make, then take requests.