Need help making decisions? Try the PHILFORATE method I just recently heard about. I was talking to my daughter who had just had a conversation with her old pastor from another city. She was talking through some upcoming decisions she has to make within the next six months.
Her pastor shared with her the method he is now using. He passes everything in his life through this: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”
Why is that called PHILFORATE? Because the scripture passage is from Philippians 4:8; Phil–for–ate. (At least that is how he has decided to spell it.) PHILFORATE helps him remove peripheral issues and center on the bottom line. This device covers more issues than you might think.
Actually, when I count, there are EIGHT criteria in which to screen your decision: true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, good repute, excellence, and worthy of praise. Analyzing a decision based on these eight items seems like an abundant cushion for even the most difficult dilemmas.
What are you deciding on? Follow you choices down the road and see which solution keeps you truer to Philippians 4:8. How can you possibly go wrong with PHILFORATE?