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I often deal with anxiety over the decisions I've made. "Did I seek God's will enough?" "Did I care about God's will?" "Oh no! Now I'm stuck! I made this decision without seeking God's will! I'll be like Joshua who didn't seek his will about those...guys...and made a covenant with them!! Now I'll have to suffer with this decision. I know God in Christ loves me and I'm justified despite my sins, but now I'll have to suffer under the consequences of my sin and it will hurt so bad! I'm scared."

So, I probably shouldn't be dealing with such things. But I do. Others in my church do. My friend at work, who also follows the Lord, shared similar stress about a house he and his wife are purchasing and now they are under contract.

On the other hand, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this anxiety is simply the consequence of the sin of not desiring God's will in those split moments.

What does God's word/gospel have to say in regard to this? Does this come out of idols my heart has made within me? How do I minister to others and myself with these stresses?

Thanks in advance!

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closed as off topic by David Stratton, Yuletide Geek, El'endia Starman Oct 9 '12 at 2:06

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Welcome to the site! While these are good questions, they're not in line with what the site is meant for. It's not so much a place to look for advice, or Truth, but one to learn about Christianity from a more scholarly view. For further reading, I recommend the FAQ and meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1379/… and meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/… –  David Stratton Oct 9 '12 at 0:02
    
This is actually covered in the FAQ under the umbrella of pastoral questions, which we avoid for reasons explained in this meta post. Hence, I'm closing it as off topic. Don't be discouraged from asking more questions though! Just be sure they're the kind of questions Christianity.SE is designed for. –  El'endia Starman Oct 9 '12 at 2:05
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Thanks for the input, both of you. I read the various links and I respectfully disagree with the policy. Please consider mxyzplk's reply to the meta post you link to. His argument is quite reasonable - this seems like a very restrictive off-topic policy for a site whose name is broad enough to be labeled "christianity." –  firebush Oct 9 '12 at 2:35

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