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Biblical Character Development -- Decisiveness (Part 3)

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Daniel Whyte III

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In keeping with our theme of dealing with the man (or woman) in the mirror, we are going to continue discussing the building of important biblical character traits in your life, starting with the quality of decisiveness from "The Power for True Success" by the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

Decisiveness is choosing to do what is right based on accurate facts, wise counsel, and clearly defined goals.

--- How Fasting Enhances Decisiveness

To increase spiritual alertness for decision making, especially when making critical decisions, it is wise to set aside a day, or several days, for prayer and fasting. Jesus promises that if we fast secretly, He will reward us openly.

One of the many rewards of fasting is an increase in discernment and wise judgment. God promises that through fasting thy light [shall] break forth as the morning… and thy darkness be as the noonday."


Life is a continuous series of exchanges based on wise or unwise decisions. We exchange energy for money, money for food, and food for energy. The same is true on a spiritual level. We exchange temporal things for more of Christ or eternal riches for temporal things.

Philippians 3:8 says, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ." 

George Müller said, "Difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be."

Now for a "personal evaluation."

How decisive are you?