7 Things To Do When You Don't Know What To Do - Outline

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Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE.  Join us at 6 PM (EST).

1.         Recognize you don’t know it all.

1 Samuel 2:3 AMP

Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance go forth from your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.”

1 Samuel 16:7 AMP

“But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

1 Corinthians 8:2 TLB

“If anyone thinks he knows all the answers, he is just showing his ignorance.”

2.         Recognize that He does know it all.

Ephesians 1:18-19 MSG

“I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!”

Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.”

3.         When you ask. . even when you don’t know what to do. . .God will give you the answer.

Isaiah 48:17 MSG

“I am God, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIRV

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways obey him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.”

Ecclesiastes 11:2 NLT

“But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.”

Proverbs 18:13 TLB

“What a shame—Yes, how stupid to make a decision before knowing the facts.”

Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

4.         Recognize your need to be in His Word.

Matthew 22:31

“. . .have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying.”

Mark 12:10

“And have ye not read this scripture. . .”

Mark 12:26

“. . .have ye not read in the book of Moses. . .”

Exodus 24:7 NIV

“Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, "We will do everything the Lord has said; we will obey."

5.         Recognize that He will place the right people in your life.

F- RIENDLY at all times; always wear a smile, even when you don’t feel like it.

R- EGULARLY schedule plans and activities with family and friends.

I-   MPROVE your conversation and become a better listener.

E- XTEND your circle of friends by meeting at least one new person each week.

N- EVER spend quality time with negative people.

D- EVELOP self-control and discard wrong attitudes of temper, impatience, etc.

S- PEND more time discussing ideas than people and things.

H- APPY thoughts purposed in every situation you face. Remember, the greater the challenge, the sweeter the victory.

I-  NVEST more of your time doing things for others.

P- LAN your involvement in church, civic, and social activities.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

6.         Recognize the need for order in your life.

Matthew 14:14-20

“14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

15 “And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.”

16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

 17And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

 18He said, Bring them hither to me.

“19 “Then he ordered the people to sit down on the grass. After he took the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed the food. He broke the loaves apart, gave them to the disciples, and they gave them to the people.

20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.”

7.         Recognize the need to change what you’ve been thinking and doing

Changing where I am. . .requires me to change what I’m thinking.

Romans 12:2 NLT

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Isaiah 26:3 NLT

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Proverbs 4:5

“Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.”

Proverbs 4:5 CEV

“Be wise and learn good sense; remember my teachings and do what I say.”

Proverbs 24:14 AMP

“So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off.”

2 Timothy 2:25 NLT

“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.”