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Decision making and God's plan

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Listening to a podcast by Timothy Keller, and he was talking about God's plans, and Proverbs, as they offer guidance and wisdom. He mentioned that our choices are ours, that God doesn't stop us from making our own free choices. But, there will be consequences, good or bad, to our choices. He said though that you could choose to do something moral, but it might not be wise. 

 

I came up with a few examples on my own, one being...like you could choose to do something impulsive, but it might not be immoral, and yet lead to bad consequences, so it ends up being an unwise decision. So, if you're at a crossroads when it comes to making a decision, is determining if it is sinful/immoral enough to make the decision, or should we also weigh other things, as well? 

 

What are some examples that you can think of? 

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Sorta down that same line :  i am an aggressive driver... Many times going over St Helena Mt ,years past, the frustration of of some scaredy cat  driver poking along enjoying the beauty of that mountain, Could just push me over the top. A few times i realized had i passed i would have hit that stalled  truck.. God has kept me from some very unwise decisions.  Driving safer is one i have even learned. 

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5 hours ago, Becky said:

Sorta down that same line :  i am an aggressive driver... Many times going over St Helena Mt ,years past, the frustration of of some scaredy cat  driver poking along enjoying the beauty of that mountain, Could just push me over the top. A few times i realized had i passed i would have hit that stalled  truck.. God has kept me from some very unwise decisions.  Driving safer is one i have even learned. 

That's great, Becky! Yes, patience helps us to make wiser decisions. Being hasty usually has caused me to make some bad decisions, before. Not necessarily immoral, like your driving isn't a moral issue really, but just if I had taken the time to think things through, I'd see that there were better options instead of the ones I had chosen. 

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On 3/31/2019 at 12:09 PM, Becky said:

Sorta down that same line :  i am an aggressive driver... Many times going over St Helena Mt ,years past, the frustration of of some scaredy cat  driver poking along enjoying the beauty of that mountain, Could just push me over the top. A few times i realized had i passed i would have hit that stalled  truck.. God has kept me from some very unwise decisions.  Driving safer is one i have even learned. 

Having been a cab driver for 5 years and a truck driver for 35 years...I still see no purpose for poky drivers. LOL

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34 minutes ago, Deidre said:

Maybe they are sight seeing 😄

Fine, they don't have to sight-see in the fast lane. (hehe)

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