What To Do When In Doubt?

@JeeyanDee (2711)
August 15, 2017 12:15am CST
When you are at a crossroads where you don't know what to do and what choices to make, how do you get through it? There are also times when no matter what option we take, it still won't be fully good for us. So when faced with this kind of dilemma, how do you keep yourself from losing your head? As cliche as it may sound, I pray when this happens to me, and it happens to me a LOT. I pray for guidance and God has never failed me. Plus, I make a list both positive and negative consequences of each option and settle for what I can handle better. How about you?
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@mandala100 (50705)
• Hong Kong
15 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee I step back, stop, look and listen and retrace my steps back in order to find my way again forward my friend...a "cross road" is a mere figure of speech that we use in describing the situation that we are in unless you are really on a literal/physical cross-road my friend.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
Wise words. Thank you for that my friend.
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@mandala100 (50705)
• Hong Kong
15 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee No problem my friend and take it easy.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
@mandala100 You too! See you around
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
15 Aug 17
I consult my parents esp my dad :)
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
Really? Well good for you. I would usually tell mine when I have already fixed the problem.
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@Oshobu (675)
• Nigeria
15 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee I prefer to do that also
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
@Oshobu Oh that's cool! What we do is a little bit harder though than when we just seek advice from others.
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@velvet53 (17430)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Aug 17
We are so much alike. I pray to God for guidance but I still make those lists. I know that we are suppose to let God do things for us but that human part makes me still try to figure it out.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
20 Aug 17
Well, we can't expect to do nothing and let God do all the work right? I believe that in order for Him to deem us worthy of His guidance and blessings, we have to prove ourselves first. That's what I have always done. I always give my 100% in everything I do, then pray for His deliverance.
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@velvet53 (17430)
• Palisade, Colorado
20 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee That is the best way to do it. There are times when I hand over handfuls of things for His guidance on.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
21 Aug 17
@velvet53 I have always believed that if I do my 100% in order to achieve something, then God will grant it to me. If not,then it either means that it's not the proper time yet, or He has other plans for me. I may doubt myself a lot, but I have never doubted Him.
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@RubyHawk (29522)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Aug 17
I think about what's best to do and go with it.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
18 Aug 17
You don't go to anyone else?
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@RubyHawk (29522)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee No, I make my own decisions.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
19 Aug 17
@RubyHawk Well that's cool
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@Oshobu (675)
• Nigeria
15 Aug 17
Such things have not really happened to me... But I think I will go for consultation when it happens...
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
Oh really? Well good for you because it could really be awful sometimes.
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@Oshobu (675)
• Nigeria
15 Aug 17
@JeeyanDee Yeah, that's why one should have an experienced mentor, not only role models
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
@Oshobu That is true my friend.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
18 Aug 17
We are same here! When I'm in doubt, I will pray in my heart for God's guidance.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
18 Aug 17
Well, He is the way, the truth and the life afterall.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 17
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@HazySue (23174)
• United States
17 Aug 17
I look for the guidance from above too.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
18 Aug 17
I think that us humans have limited capacity thus we can't trust ourselves fully in matters such as this, but God is absolute and all knowing. So, who better to run to when you don't know what to do right?
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• United States
17 Aug 17
I also look at both sides then choose what feels right. The one thing I never do is backtrack, wondering what would be if I had chosen the other road. that is counter productive and can be debilitating.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
17 Aug 17
I agree! Backtracking makes things worse, makes you wish for something that no matter what you do could never happen, unless of course you can turn back time.
@reskyyandi (3689)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 17
Just so the same thing that you said, it is really work
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
16 Aug 17
Well, it is cool that we do the same thing
@Mrgana1 (345)
• Nigeria
15 Aug 17
I weigh the consequences of both option which ever has little consequence I picked that option, there are situation where the options maybe the weight the consequences, in such cases I follow my mind cos I believe God does and know the best
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
Yes, God knows best and He never makes mistake.
• Sibiu, Romania
15 Aug 17
I usually turn to my friends and family, as those who care for you are the best advisors you can get, but I also think that divinity can indeed be a source of hope when nothing seems to go well.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
17 Aug 17
I agree but as for me, I have been used to telling them about it when I have fixed the problem already, not that I don't trust them, I just feel more comfortable if it's just between me and God.
• Japan
15 Aug 17
Wow, I do the exact same thing that you do. 1. Pray (and sometimes that clears it up)... and sometimes the Bible clears it up too. 2. Make a list. 3. Talk to trusted wise friends.
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@JeeyanDee (2711)
15 Aug 17
That's cool! Well I don't normally talk to friends though. Not that I don't trust them, it's just that I'm used to solving it alone or with God.
@Hannihar (42258)
6 Mar
I try and find someone to discuss the matter with and then the final decision is mine and hope I make the best one for me.