DECISIVENESS

Decisiveness – "making and sticking to right and just decisions based on God's perfect Word and Will." To live the Christian life in a manner that pleases God and brings the most benefit to their lives, a Christian must make a decisive and intentional determination to know God better and move away from mediocrity. Carnal Christians live casual lives; spiritual Christians are determined to always move to the next level. Carnal Christians live by default; spiritual Christians live by decision. To be a decisive Christian, one must have a firm grasp of God’s Word, a clear understanding of right and wrong, and a Holy-Spirit-led conscience that does not fear either results or the world’s opinion. Being decisive often goes against the popular mood or societal norms. Being decisive, especially about spiritual, moral, or ethical matters, quite frequently brings a Christian into conflict with the unsaved world and many times with those who profess to know Christ as their Savior. However, when a Christian is decisive, they will base their decisions upon what they know God would have had them to do according to the Word of God regardless of what others may say because they have no fear of man's opinion. In order to please God, a Christian must be decisive about their faith; must be decisive to live a holy life of integrity, exercise their gifts, and access God’s power through prayer and obedience. (Romans 12:2), "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

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