The Importance Of Making Wise Decisions As A Pastor

The gut wrenching feeling you get the moment you make a poor decision is awful. It is almost like falling down a set of stairs! What’s worse is the insurmountable pride that keeps you from rectifying the the situation immediately. I have been there, done that, and have the scars tattooed upon my soul as a result. Wisdom just seems to escape me sometimes!

Every pastor knows that he will have a lot to give account for when he stands before the judgment seat of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:102 Corinthians 5:10
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10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  

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) Though mere mortals, pastors have to be extra careful when making decisions. Many times the ones we make have larger consequences than realized initially.

Listed below are 5 questions to ask yourself before making decisions…

#1 – Is what I am about to do what CHRIST would like me to do?

#2 – Is what I am about to do in absolute agreement with the Word of God?

#3 – Is what I am about to do being done with a godly motive?

#4 – Is what I am about to do something I can live with?

#5 – Is what I am about to do something that will build up or edify God’s people?


While there are many other thought provoking questions you can ask yourself when making decisions, the list above is a good one to start with! Jesus warned about campaigning without counting the cost. (Luke 14:28Luke 14:28
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28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?  

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) May each spiritual leader remember that when we make decisions, they affect more than just us. Every decision is important and must be made with surgical care!

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Originally posted 2011-02-01 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Andrew Schank

Andrew Schank is an Independent Baptist Missionary/Pastor who loves to blog about spiritual matters! His main ministry website is Andrew is also a contributing author to two other blogs/websites including and Pastor Schank's Church website is
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