How do you know when you’ve made a bad decision? What are the signs it’s a bad decision?
Have you ever had that gut feeling that something just isn’t right, but you just couldn’t pinpoint it?
That normally is God’s way of letting us know that you are not headed in a direction you will be happy with long-term.
For many the decision to pay attention to that feeling comes because it can no longer be ignored – normally in the midst of a difficult period in life.
Through the hurt and pain we finally start to pay attention and get back on course.
Any time it comes to making a decision that could alter some aspect of life, the first thing we should do is pray about it.
Here are 5 signs it’s a bad decision…
Someone Has Made Your Decision For You
Are you taking control of your life? Are you making your own decisions or are you having someone else make the decisions for you?
This is common when we look at what the world is doing rather than listening to what God tells us to do.
It’s okay to seek Godly counsel and advice from others. Nothing’s wrong with that, but make sure you are seeking answers from God above all.
This includes family members, best friends, boyfriends etc.
The Decision was made out of fear
Feeling safe is something that is priceless and something that cannot be compensated, but is it always the right thing to do? No
God didn’t call us to live a life of fear. What we are talking about here is staying safe and not stepping out on faith or the comfort zone.
Sometimes God is waiting for you to step out of your comfort zone to challenge yourself and become better. But do it with faith.
Stepping out of your comfort zone means that you are willing to change and adapt, which allows for growth and overcoming fears.
You’re second guessing your decision
God’s peace is that deep down gut feeling that everything is all right – and you are exactly where you should be in this moment.
The absence of peace is also commonly referred to as being uneasy or “something just doesn’t feel right.”
If you are not on your right path in some area of your life, even if you currently have everything you hoped for – the car, marriage, home, children, job – peace will be absent.
When God’s peace is missing it should force you to stop and reevaluate what is going on in your life. Literally, you cannot rest until you figure it out.
You will remain in a constant state of unrest until you address all areas that affect your path – relational, emotional, physical, mental, career, and spiritual.
Choosing The Easiest Option
Choosing the easiest option might make it seem like it is the best option. This is not always the case. In fact, it rarely is.
However, we need to face the fact that nothing in life is easy and thus picking the easiest path is not always the best pick.
Sometimes you may have to sacrifice to get what you’re praying for. Just remember… “Easier is never better than better.”
It Goes Against God’s Word
No “ifs ands or buts” here. Anything that contradicts God’s word and your morals is a dead giveaway that you have made the bad decision.
Have you ever done something that you knew just wasn’t right but it felt good? Well, even though this feeling is good, it can have bad consequences and could lead you further away from God.
A big example of this is pre-marital sex. It may feel good for a moment but that doesn’t make it right.
Whatever it is that you’re conflicted about, surrender it to God and let Him guide you to a decision that is best and according to His will.