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D.2: Planning and Decision Making [Proverbs 16:9 & 24:3-4]

What have you accomplished in your life that required planning?

What is your process of decision-making?

A Story

Sally came into the coaching session frustrated because she felt so out of control. There seemed to be more things demanding her time than she could accomplish. She questioned, “Is there a way to live without so much demand and control? Can I be free to do the most important things in my life? The coach suggested that they look at the following Scriptures:

Digging Into The Bible

Proverbs 24:3-4 (Living Bible):

 “Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.

Discussion & Discovery

  1. What observations do you make from this passage?
  1. What are the three key issues that we deal with in planning and decision-making?
  1. What does it take to get wise planning?
  1. What does it mean to have common sense?
  1. How do we go about keeping abreast of the facts?

Application & Accountability

  1. How can you incorporate these three items into your life management?
  1. What will you do for wise planning?
  1. How will you process things using common sense?
  1. What steps can you take to keep abreast of the facts?
  1. What will be your desired future?
  1. What is your first step?

Digging Into The Bible (Part 2)

Proverbs 16:9:

“We should make plans—counting on God to direct us.”

Discussion & Discovery (Part 2)

  1. How will you bring God into your planning process and decision-making?
  1. What will be your criteria for saying “yes” to and what to say “no” to?
  1. How will you communicate that?

Application & Accountability (Part 2)

  1. What actual step do you need to take here?
  1. When will you initiate these steps?

Digging Into The Bible (Part 3)

Ephesians 5:16: 

So be careful how you act; these are difficult days. Don’t be fools; be wise: make the most of every opportunity you have for doing good.”

Discussion & Discovery (Part 3)

  1. What is the biggest step of wisdom you need to take?
  1. How will you determine if it is a wise decision?

Application & Accountability (Part 3)

  1. What is the step you need to take?
  1. What will you do next?
  1. How will you evaluate if it is the right step?
  1. What adjustments will you make then?

Digging In Deeper

  1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you? Explain.
  1. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
  1. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
  1. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

Similar Verses In The Bible

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