How to Test Your Decisions

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing Hard Choices

By Bethany Lockett — Editorial Assistant

Dan Lister faced an impossible situation. His decision might even cost him his job.    

Because of a mistake made by the global business unit he worked for, Dan had to choose between pleasing his superiors and protecting his employees. No matter what he did, he would face opposition. In the end, he felt that his employees were depending on him and chose to stand alone as a dissenting voice to leadership. After prayer and discernment, he felt it was what God had called him to do.

A short time later the company restructured and Dan was not retained.

Despite the personal risk, Dan remains confident in his decision. Drawing from his years in BSF, he anchors his work in Proverbs 29:25: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”   

But how could Dan discern God’s voice? Where did he find his confidence?

Many of us struggle to make choices that honor God amid the expectations of work, family, or culture. We want to put God first, but we fear losing our jobs. We want to act with integrity, but we fear disappointing our boss. We want to speak boldly, but we desire approval from our co-workers.   

For Dan, the confidence to stand for God under pressure is built on years of intentional Bible study and faithful Christian community.  

When faced with a challenge, Dan asks a few simple questions.  

Where do I look for security?

Early in his career, Dan read an article that said men in the workplace believe they are only three mistakes away from getting fired. He could relate. He constantly worried, “if I mess up, I’m gone.”  

“I got stressed out pretty early in my career because I had two children and a wife to support,” he shared.  

He was trying to do everything — from his job to his marriage and parenting — in his own strength. Then Dan’s wife, Samantha, convinced him to try BSF. Studying Romans, Dan discovered a life-changing truth.  

“It’s not Christ plus anything. It’s just Christ”  

Later, when Dan lost his job as the leader of that global business unit, he found confidence in the truths God had revealed years earlier.    

“It’s not Christ plus anything.

It’s just Christ.”

“God impressed upon me, ‘I’ve put you here for a time. I’ve got you. You’re not in control of this, I am.’”  

Dan’s security did not come from his own strength, but from God’s sovereignty. During a time of complete dependance on the Lord when he was without a job, Dan’s family of six watched God provide in unexpected ways. Ultimately, God opened a job opportunity in Dan’s home state of Texas.

Today, when he reflects on that time of transition, He knows God used that season to strengthen his faith. When he asks, “where do I find security?” the answer is rooted in God’s promises.  

Where do I turn for guidance?

In the business world, Dan grew comfortable making tough decisions. As a husband and a father, he felt confident in his role. But when the two worlds collided, Dan struggled for wisdom.   

When his three daughters were young, Dan’s employer asked him to move to San Paulo, Brazil. When he toured the city, the culture felt foreign, and his first impression was marked by concrete walls and barbed-wire fences. “I thought, no, I’m not bringing my wife and little girls down here.”  

Ignoring God’s guidance and godly counsel, Dan instead moved his family to Cleveland, Ohio. Though they settled into a comfortable life, Dan felt unsettled as he continued to pray for God’s will in his life. He lacked a sense of peace.  

After several months, Dan finally surrendered to God’s will and admitted to Samantha that he thought they should move to Brazil. He was shocked when she simply replied, “I know.” God impressed on Dan that he was not any safer in Cleveland than he would be in Sao Paulo if he was not in the will of God. 

Together, Dan and Samantha discovered that seeking God’s guidance may feel risky, but the reward outweighed their fear. During their time in Brazil, God graciously allowed them to teach the evening men and women’s classes which provided a special time in their marriage and drew their family together. And the Lord prepared them for difficult seasons to come. 

“God impressed upon me:

I’ve put you here for a time.

I’ve got you.

You’re not in control of this.” 

Later, when Dan considered moving the family to Texas, he “tested” whether his decision was from God or himself by asking, “Am I making this decision because I want more money? Am I making this decision because I want a job title? Am I making this decision because I want to move back to Texas? Or am I following God’s direction?”

Dan knew that using Christian language can justify almost any decision.  

“We can take almost any decision and make it look right. We know the language and we know what to say, ‘I prayed about it and God’s going to use me here.’ You can convince almost anyone around you that what you’re doing is God’s will. Who’s going to argue with that?”   

Truly seeking God’s guidance requires faith, and honesty, and sacrifice. The risk is worth the reward.  

What am I holding back from God?

Finding the courage to make godly decisions in a world that rejects absolute truth is challenging. Throughout his career, Dan has discovered that he cannot serve God and the world. He says, “Don’t be two people. There’s not ‘Work Dan’ and ‘Church Dan,’ there’s Dan.”    

Through our study of People of Promise: Kingdom Divided, we read about generations of leaders. Along the way, God provided prophets to offer wise counsel and deliver His Word. Those who listened to God experienced the blessing of His wisdom. Those who ignored His Word are remembered as weak and selfish rulers. We may not live in the time of kings and prophets, but we also have a choice. Where will we find our security? Will we test our decisions? Will we surrender every area of our lives to God?

Truly seeking God’s guidance requires faith and sacrifice.

When we seemingly stand alone in our faith, God is right beside us. Like Dan, we can seek God in prayer, echoing the words of King Jehoshaphat:  

“… We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)  

Bethany Lockett

Editorial Assistant

Bethany Lockett is an editorial assistant at Bible Study Fellowship Headquarters. She is a third generation BSF-er and native Texan. She joined BSF after graduating from Wheaton College where she studied spiritual discipleship in a digital world.

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102 Comments

  1. Thank you for this story…the takeaway for me was God impressed upon me “I have put you here for a time. I’ve got you. You are not in control of this,
    I AM. I have been so blessed by this story.

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  2. Such an encouraging message. Our family is facing huge decisions currently and I’ll be praying for Gods Will and provision just as Dan did.

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  3. So uplifting to read Dan’s testimony!

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  4. Dan’s testimony is good. Praise God for his goodness & sovereignty.

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  5. What an encouraging message!

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  6. What a beautiful account of the push and pull of identifying God’s voice in a believers
    decision making process !
    I loved your openness, about the struggles!.
    Thank you for sharing !

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  7. Very insightful and loved the terminologies, truth, and truths!

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  8. Thank you for this film strip (as it were) and the story about Dan. Wonderful information, maps, ….

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  9. Oh wow! Thank you, God for Dan’s testimony. It was so timely; I am sitting here on my bed on the last day of ‘2022 . I just posted a prayer request and decided to explore the blog for my first time. The request was concerning job transition. I did not go into detail, but I can almost copy word to word and replace Dan’s story with mine however within my job context as a teacher. I have stood up for what I believed was right which I attribute to my over 20 years in BSF and I got let go of my job indirectly for that.
    I have seen Gods miraculous provision in my transition as I have school going children and continue to pray for that.
    But what he shared has just hit me like a ton of bricks and God speaking to me on how I need to behave during this transition.
    “Am I making the decision because I want money, a title (that was my latest one) or do I want Gods will! BAM! God help me to release trying to control and I submit to the scripture quoted
    “I do not know what to do but my eyes are on you 2 Chronicles 20:12
    Thank you for sharing

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    • Winnie- we are praying! thank you for sharing

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  10. A modern Christ-led man living by God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. God, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He changes not and we can always trust Him. Dan’s story is an inspiration for me, a retired woman, still in the same house after 46 years. What can I do for God in my neighborhood and my circle of friends and acquaintances? Read the Word, Pray and trust God to show me in His way and in His time.

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  11. I really needed this for today.

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  12. Thank you for this blog as Dan’s situation and circumstances plus trusting in God resonated with me. I was in a similar situation on the work front, amazing how God is using this blog to confirm His hand on my life, both work and personal.

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  13. Dan’s words were most encouraging. I know He is always with me and that I can always trust His ways. This year’s Kingdom Divided lessons have served to strengthen my faith and deeper trust in where He leads me. He is my Lord and Savior and I pray I will always seek Him to lead on the path He has set before me. To God be all the glory and praise. 🙏🏻

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  14. I was blessed to have Dan as my teacher leader in São Paulo. God had used him to eucourage me for many many times throught lessons and insights regarding his personnal and professional life. His family is a testimony of dedication and service to the Lord.

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    • I’m encouraged by Dan’s reliance on God and His Word, even in making decisions at work.
      I have prayed like King Jehoshaphat’s prayer when things looked impossible. And even now as in faced with major decisions as we cross into 2023, my eyes are on God

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  15. Dan;s story pointed very strongly to “Put God First”!! Thank you, Dan.

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  16. Please add listening feature

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    • Dear Wendy – we would love to add a listening feature! We don’t have those capabilities on the blog yet but hope to explore that option

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  17. I thoroughly enjoyed Dan & Samantha’s testimony of encouragement! It’s very helpful to know a way to evaluate our thoughts and decisions against God’s word, especially when we don’t hear his Spirit guiding us, or we’re battling that inner leading.

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  18. God is all that I need! Thank you for reminding, the message is so needed in my life at a time when I am at a crossroads. Waiting for God to direct me is a test of patience and fortitude. Blessings to you !

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  19. It’s always encouraging to see people loving the LORD God most of all. Thank you for a well-written story of God’s goodness to Dan, Samantha and their family.

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  20. Thank you o sharing .It has given me clarity on where do I find my security.Be blessed

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  21. Praise the Lord , for He knows everything, yes… need to seek God for everything , for He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords…Amen

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  22. God is in control. He is a God of provision. What He calls us to do, He will equip us to do. I am retired and often find myself lost in my new status, lost and confused about what I can do for God’s kingdom, but He will provide directions and answers. If we seek Him, we will find Him.

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  23. I am so grateful to God for this arricle. Reminded me of when we are called by God to say “yes” to Him it means to reliquish the desires of our hearts to Him. We see dfficulties and impossibilities but God sees opportunities of knowing Him and His great plans for us. He wants us to see through His eyes and feel though His heart so that moment by moment we will depend on Him wholeheartedly.

    We see this in the study of the People of Promise: Kingdom Divided, where Kings after Kings know God but did not obey God completely and wholeheartedly. Obedience is not once and for all time. It’s a day by day, moment by moment choice to obey God. It matters because we think we know better but definitely not.

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    • Yes God knows best

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  24. Beautifully written, powerfully received….
    Thank you for this message. It’s so relevant and needed.

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    • I joined bsf in year 2020 , was recommended by a friend who work at our Trinity Methodist church,during our first lockdown, because of Covid, and i am glad that i joined bsf and later i found it very interesting , the following year 2021 i let my family and our 2 sons to join bsf till now …thanks to God for He is our Almighty and everlasting father, the Prince of peace.

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  25. As for me, taking the hard decision is always because I had to choice the obedience of God’s Word ; and all things later are to give me “LIFE TO FULL” as Jesus told in JOHN 10:10. May all my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ be encouraged!

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    • Thanking God for you to share this article with us , to let us assured who we can depend on.

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  26. How timely! We face this right now in our church. Do we embrace the stranger? or distance ourselves.

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  27. I’m enjoying my journey in this study. It give me the desired to want to know more and more of what & how I can apply in my life as I battled with multiple myeloma. The fear and the unknowns can at times pulled me away from trusting and putting my faith in my Lord GOD.

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    • I will hold on to God as long as I shall live in this world , for He has given His word ,that He will take care of us till age.
      Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and He will give you anything you need.
      Matthew 6.33 NLT

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  28. Simply………….”AMEN”

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  29. Amigo e irmão!
    Com muita alegria soube deste trabalho incrível!
    Orei a Deus suplicando as bençãos do céu para sua vida e sua família que aprendi a amar
    Muito bom o mundo precisa de homens corajosos!
    Beijos do Brasil cm muita saudade.

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  30. This study came at a time when i needed to be reminded that the battle belongs to God & we’re already victorious through Christ… It has strengthened my faith and hope to keep pushing on koz God’s got this… Please stand with me in prayer to declare victory over the three court cases I’m going through…. That despite the opposition & corruption, i shall be victorious and God will still set a table in front on my enemies…. Whom I’ve forgiven & I’m praying to soften their hearts.

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  31. I thank God for the opportunity to serve with Dan here in Brazil, São Paulo! We learned a lot weekly from Dan and Samantha, God used his family from him a lot to bless our classes! Example of leadership, service and dedication to God was the legacy left in Brazil!! God continue to bless his family greatly! We will always be in prayer and grateful! God is always in control and his sovereign purpose is accomplished.

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing this story – God knew I needed to hear this message today. It is year-end review/bonus discussion at my work place this week. Unlike most of my co-workers, I made a conscious decision not to actively seek money or title for my own interest in the discussion, because I know God has already provided my family/me graciously and I should look for His will, not self interest.

    A close colleague of mine challenged my approach and asked me this question: Do you think Jesus will fight for your bonus when you just choose not to ask anything for yourself? And I answered: “Yes, I trust my God will take care of me. He knows everything I do.” Deep down in my mind, I have self doubts whether I did the right thing and this thought has been haunting me for days. I think I just got my answer. 🙂

    Thank you BSF for all you do and glory to be our God!

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  33. Dear BSF leadership, You have another strong example of leadership based on Christian decision making. Talk to Jamie Lawson (she is an Accountant and Financial expert that works at BSF headquarters) about her walk to BSF leadership and then headquarters. Both her and her husband are a wonderful example for all of us of Christian values and listening to the Lord as he leads your career’s and life choices. I would love to see a woman of God profiled too.

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    • Yes, Jamie is also a wonderful example of leadership!

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  34. I feel blinded when my eyes are not on Him!!!

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  35. Appreciated Dan’s blog which has many helpful truths for seeking God when our different “worlds” clash. In Dan’s words, “Truly seeking God’s guidance requires faith, and honesty, and sacrifice. The risk is worth the reward.” Thank you Dan!

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  36. Through this study, I am learning not only to trust God to strengthen and guide me, but also to respond to the guidance He gives me.

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    • Sally – what an amazing gift!

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  37. What a beautiful story of God’s testing and provision! The study of the kings and prophets is a clear example of the true result of following God’s commands! Thank you!

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  38. What an encouraging article.

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  39. I would like to thank Bethany Lockett for writing this article and Dan Lister for opening up and sharing his personal life with BSF members. I can relate to much of Dan’s story. I am not a business person (rather, a teacher and physician), but my wife and I have been members of BSF since 2010. It has propelled us forward in our faith and walk with Jesus. Reading and studying scripture together, and praying together has also helped us make tough decisions in our lives. We, too, have learned that the safest place to be is in God’s will, despite the external circumstances. We just moved to my wife’s home country of Hungary in July, so I can relate to feeling like a fish out of water. Although I know Hungary pretty well by now, it is still “foreign” for me, and there are times when I long for the comfort and familiarity of our home in the USA. But we know that God has called us to be here in this season. He has even provided a way for us to continue our BSF studies through online group participation. Thanks again to BSF Headquarters and glory be to God for all He inspires you to do.

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  40. Hi , I’ve had brain surgery and I’m a type one diabetic, but I have a VNS, now, BY GODS GRACE, He has taught me a lot, although I still have to learn, and when I had my brain surgery, I asked God to let me remember him, and I met a Christian sister, Sharon, Green, true Christian, and she saw me and asked me to join her and BSF so by, GODS GRACE, he has taught me a lot, and I still have a lot to learn, and I want to get back into studying BSF on and I was able to study with BSF in revelation and it’s amazing how God has taught me but I need to be more in with God thank you Lay Dale

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  41. This was a wonderful blog!
    Thank you, Bethany ❣️

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  42. Good Morning from Singapore Bethany

    I started with Mathews and signed up for Kingdoms Divided. Kingdoms Divided left me disappointed because it was one king after another king study. After reading the first few kings, I discerned that all the stories about the kings were that one should not be foolish and depending on one’s wisdom.

    As a result I was very disappointed in doing Kingdoms Divided until I received this BSF email which sort of reminded me what I was studying and my early discernment.

    Thank you

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  43. Truly seeking God’s guidance requires faith and sacrifice. Such a true statement. As Christians, we can still fall prey to thinking we can have faith and just skirt the sacrifice; making excuses why we can’t do something God might be calling us to do. The sacrifices we make to follow the Lord might not not only challenge our physical comfort, but our mental comfort as well in order for us to be able to grow spiritually.

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  44. Thank you for this article. I am facing a situation very different than Dan’s but it is requiring the same kind of trust in The Lord. Thank you for the encouragement this story provides and for the real life reminder that HE is in in control of our circumstance and lives, NOT ME! I’m so thankful to BSF and this year’s study of PPDKD because it is helping me to trust God more and more everyday. I am praying like Jehoshaphat did in 2 Chronicles 20:12 ” We do not know what to do but our eyes are on you.” This article encourages me to keep my eyes on THE LORD and not on my fears or what ifs as the enemy would try to get me to look at or focus on. I am praying for HIS WILL to come to fruition because He is good and can be trusted. His ways are not my ways, His ways are ALWAYS better than my ways.
    Thank you for sharing this story!

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    • Margaret, I am on the exact same page of the journey through the Divided Kingdom study. Jehosophat’s prayer has had such an impact on me. I have to pray it multiple times a day. So much of this study helps me see how God works and how He wants our hearts.The love I saw when God spoke to Israel in our study 2 weeks ago, “Here am I! Here am I!” made me realize that He is right here with me! I just need to receive Him and receive His love. And then devote my heart to Him!
      God bless you.

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  45. I am new to BSF. Thank you for this post. Truly, my prayer is, Lord I do not know what to do, but my eyes are on you. In Jesus name i pray. Amen.

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  46. Really good article, thank you for the points: ‘Truly seeking God requires faith, honesty and sacrifice. The risk is worth the reward.’ And also, ‘Don’t be two people, don’t be ‘work Dana and church Dana’ just be Dana. (inserted my own name here)

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  47. I am blessed by BSF and the study of Jonah. God chose Him for the task of speaking to
    Nineveh, But in the end it revealed Jonahs heart, and the Merciful teaching of our father .
    In everything is a lesson, and we need our Father’s constant guidance to see us through.
    When we heed the call, is when He does a deeper work.

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  48. What impressed the most is that I may have a 3rd generation BSF person. My grand daughter is 8 years old and in a BSF class.
    Passing on to the next generation and to the next and on and on as long as the earth remains is my heart’s desire. I pray I, my children and grandchildren will hold on, taking God guided decisions like Dan, in this life will be one of the legacies handed down from generation to generation. Amen

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  49. I read the blog and saw the pictures which were impressive. I have a hard time remembering the kings and the people of the Bible. I started Amos and found it difficult to answer. I am so glad I read the blogs because I often pray for wisdom and knowledge. When I go to class, I’m hardly where the other women are. FRUSTRATING!!

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    • Irene – you are not alone! God will use your faith and perseverance – thank you for sharing. It is so encouraging to read about your persistence in the challenge. Your heart for God’s Word is evident. Praying for you and your group!

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    • Irene, your hungry heart for God is a blessing to others. I am praying you will not be frustrated but soak up all that God is teaching through His Word. I use the prayer guide on the BSF blog each day as I pray and ask God to teach me. It has been such a blessing in my life and keeps me focused on the truths in the scripture for that particular lesson. God is so good and will continue to teach us the rest of our lives.

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  50. LOVE His truth as it is the only safe place to live!

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  51. I’ve been in BSF since 2004 with a short leave in 2009 because my mother passed then. Not a break from God but a time to get things settle. I am thankful for all the studies of BSF. They have truly help me to want to know God fully. He is my Savior and without Him I would not know what to do. Try daily to follow His lead. Asking God for wisdom and guidance everyday. Thanks to all who make BSF possible with God’s faithfulness.

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  52. Praise God! This is very helpful. Thanks, Dan, for sharing your testimony.

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  53. This testimony/article came at a perfect time for me. I am in the valley of decision regarding a situation I am faced with and have to choose between trusting God, or someone else or something else. Reading the article and hearing the three questions Dan asked himself based upon the Word and promises of God has helped me to ask the questions and come to my decision to trust God’s faithfulness to His Word. God is my security, waymaker, miracle worker and promise keeper and light in the darkness. Thanks Bethany for the article and thanks Dan for your story of God’s faithfulness in your life.

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  54. This article was very helpful and encouraging about someone who truly chose to follow God no matter what. Blessings on Dan and his family and their faithfulness in had times. I feel so many men and women (who are single parents) feel this pressure about their work/income.

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  55. This article Blessed me and I pray it Blesses others as we strive to live wholeheartedly for Christ.

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  56. What a wonderful article. It really blessed me as my husband and I are in search of a new church home. I solicit prayers that we will hear the voice of God for direction to a church home that believes in Jesus Christ, teaches the word of God, and demonstrates the power of the love of God.

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    • Peat – praying with you!

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  57. Awesome inspirational testimony

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  58. )ust what I needed to hear right now ! Thanks 🙏

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  59. I can identify with Dan. Standing on God’s Word and remaining obedient is NOT popular today. The world is looking for self perservation first by any means necessary, leadership second, and majority rules third. However, the ultimate victory is when we do like Dan; remain with God and follow His lead. We please our Heavenly Father and have His peace, victory and blessings.

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  60. Thanks Dan for your sincere insight into the things of God. I truly blessed me.

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  61. I was living in a comfortable life style, with too much time for seeking dangerous pleasure and immorality. It was not morally right. I needed to seek God and move away from such a lifestyle that will damage my family. I have a secure job, but the desire to worship in a church prompted me to migrate to Australia. It meant all my 15 years of service and pension privileges would be forfeited. It was a very big move, since I have a wife and two young daughters. Coming to new country was never easy but that was the right decision, as I was led by the Spirit of God. I commit myself to a local church and after nine months I brought my family over. Choosing God’s way is the best for me and I am most grateful to Jesus Christ, my LORD and Saviour.

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  62. The slideshow and blog were both a blessing to my heart.

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  63. Thankyou for this article. Iam a Christian in need of guidance in my marriage to a Christian husband. Living in Mexico. I’m American, he’s Mexican. Can’t speak much Spanish. No friends here, but involved in a BSF Zoom group. Very discouraged and many times, want to leave my marriage, but i know that isn’t God’s will. We have no church here since pandemic hit. These questions mentioned above I am going to ask myself so I can find peace and contentment I seek, only in Christ.

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    • We are praying for you!

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    • Praying. May God provide you with joy in unexpected places, courage, and friendships that will be a blessing to both of you!

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  64. Inspiring. We don’t conform to the circumstances. In everything there is only Christ.

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  65. This is a wonderful testimony of trust and confidence in God .I am challenged not to have work Lucy and a Church Lucy but to be the same all through.
    My take home this christmas holiday is :
    “It’s not Christ plus anything.It’s just Christ.”

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  66. Thank you Dan for sharing your story. Very timely for me ; to remember God has got this. I need to rely on God;Trust Him and seek His guidance. God bless you.

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  67. Thank you for that blog. I have been doing BSF for several years now. I am encourage by this blog because I’m in that time and place in my life that I really, really need to hear God’s voice concerning my next phase of life. I recently lost my business then went through a surgery

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  68. Decisions are difficult to make at any time and in all situations. Seeking God’s guidance is crucial, but it needs discernment and wisdom to obey. Thank you for the edifying testimony.

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  69. Wonderful testimony and I am blessed and encouraged

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  70. Sometimes small decisions that I make befuddle my husband. This often occurs when I feel led by the Lord to do something that appears generous or beneficial to someone else. It’s just a God thing, my love. Call it obedience or a leading from the Holy Spirit. Within your headship of our home and spiritual covering, thank you for understanding. May the Lord add His increase and kee me in the shadows if possible. For His glory!

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  71. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. This is mY 2nd BSF study and the very best study. Thank you for letting us read so much of the old
    testament.

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  73. Thanks for sharing your encouraging story, Dan.

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  74. Reading how Dan realized his decision to move to Cleveland was his choice, driven by motivation for safety for his family; and once there feeling the weight of not seeking guidance from God, was an incredible realization and subsequent submission to God’s will.

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  75. Thanks for sharing Dan. Your testimony is very encouraging for the men at the workplace and being the head of the household. We are not alone and we have our all knowing Father guides us through this life journey. To God be the glory.

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  76. Thank You.
    This was so so helpful, I am going through the worse phrase of my working life.
    “I do not know what to do, but my eyes are on you.” 🙏
    Lord, I’ll remember Your faithfulness, and I will trust that You will be faithful in my life as well! Help me today to keep Your faithfulness as my focus. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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  77. I needed this word today.

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  78. Great story to read, especially on the heels of this week’s lesson on Jonah. People like Dan and his story are what more of us need to read and be able to share. Thank you!

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  79. Amen & Amen . Indeed seeking the Lord with all heart and trusting Him is best . Never dissapointed

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  80. I sensed God was calling me to leave work as a gym/weight loss centre worker, through the words of Romans 14 – in a nutshell: who are we to tell people what to eat? was the message I interpreted – which was what I was doing. Peace would not come, even though I had thought God called me into this for the 4 years I worked there. I left, not knowing my next move. I waited in prayer. It was on the day of our 19yr old son’s death 7 months later – I knew then why: I had precious time of being able to connect and spend more time together with our son. Even tho, this was a hard time. Peace overflowed. God knows – He is what we surrender to. Thank you for article.

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  81. Dan and Sam, it is great to be reminded of you story and God’s faithfulness. So timely, even now.

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  82. Great testimonial Dan ! You’ve inspired me to stand upon the Rock of our salvation ! You stood firm on the promises of God my brother . May God continue to bless you and keep you and may His glorious face shine upon you . Peace
    Thank you Bethany ! God bless you my sister !

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  83. Thank you for such a perfect testimony. It hit me between my eyes. I’m trying to make decisions now that my brother went home with Jesus on 10/20/22. A missionary/teacher for 50 years in Guatemala, C.A., there are many decisions to make and I’m being pulled in many directions. Praying that God leads me to do the correct thing.!!!

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  84. Bringing our family together has been challenging.. this year for Thanksgiving.. 4 of my grandchildren were here with us. My only child .. their father died suddenly 3 years ago. .. I decided to invite their mother .. it turned out fine. A healing time for our family

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  85. Thank you.

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    • Praise God for your testimony. It inspires people like us.
      God bless you and your family Dan!

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    • I am in the same dilema am not at peace with my current employer it’s b3n an uphill task from not being appreciated, overlooked and many other issues which are so ungodly. Am struggling to leave because we have loans that am servicing and hubby’s business for now is really not having any work. How do I really know it’s Gods time to leave with boldness am so afraid due to the loans I don’t want to make a move then get in a bad situation with the credit company. Help me pray I really need guidance

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