Let's Parent on Purpose

July 16, 2023

Ep. 338: Tools To Help You Make Decisions When You Don’t Know God’s Will

Where the Bible is clear about God’s will, we must obey. But what about the thousands of choices we have in life where there doesn’t seem to be specific clarity in God’s Word? Do we pause and wait to hear the voice of the Lord? What about the people who seem to constantly say “God told me this?” Are we not walking with Jesus because we don’t have a steady stream of “God told me this?”  


As we continue our series Knowing and Doing God’s Will, Jay highlights the many tools God has given us to make wise choices in areas where there are not specific commands from the Lord in Scripture. Borrowing the wisdom of Gary Freison and his book “Decision Making and the Will of God”, Jay walk through the different gifts God has given us that can serve as guideposts for decision making.


Listen as Jay shares how we can make wise decisions using

  • The Bible

  • An Open or Closed Door

  • Mature Council

  • A Fleece

  • Inner Peace or Tension

  • An alignment of passion, skills, and opportunity

  • Common Sense

With these gifts, God has given us plenty of resources to make healthy, wise, God-honoring decisions every day of our lives.

Resources mentioned:

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz https://amzn.to/45qZ8ub

The Seven Checkpoints for Youth Leaders by Andy Stanley: https://amzn.to/3ICSfw1

Decision Making and the Will of God https://amzn.to/3otDepG

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About Let's Parent on Purpose

Let's Parent on Purpose is a weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus. Host Jay Holland provides examples from God's word, real life success and failure stories, and lots of humility from his 20+ years of student ministry, parenting, foster parenting, and counseling others. Each episode you'll receive an insight or interview that will help you thrive, not just survive your parenting years.

You can find more from Jay at LetsParentOnPurpose.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

About Jay Holland

Jay Holland is a follower of Jesus, a husband to Emily, and the biological and adoptive father of four children. For more than two decades Jay has served as a pastor in family and student ministries, and has walked through multiple special needs challenges within his own family.

Jay’s personal and pastoral experiences led him to launch the weekly Let’s Parent on Purpose podcast to equip and empower moms and dads to build thriving families. He serves at Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church in Stuart, Florida and is also on the board of Hopegivers, a ministry that cares for children and churches in India.


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