Decision Making

Proverbs 19:2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
and he who hurries his footsteps errs.

My Dad had a little motto about decision making, “Don’t make a major decision until you have to, so you can research it, get counsel, and think about it as long as possible, but when you need to decide, pull the trigger, indecision is often worse than a poor decision.”

Our life at the end is a sum total of the choices and decisions we have made. Impulsiveness guarantees a bunch of bad decisions, and indecisiveness does as well because other people will then make decisions for us who aren’t necessarily operating with our values. Fools live at one end of the spectrum or the other, choosing and deciding on the basis of emotions or frozen in indecisiveness because of fear.

The more time we spend with God in prayer, the more we read His Word, the more we seek after wisdom like gold, silver, and precious treasure through counsel from others, the better our choices will be.

Another significant problem that many people have is they make a decision and then change it, which is just indecision compounded. People who think through their future and then make clear measurable goals, write those goals down, and read them often live life in a straight line, that is, they are consistent, they endure, and they are faithful.

The longer we wait to decide on something the more pressure mounts which clouds our thinking. Those who anticipate the future, plan it well, and stick to the plan accomplish much with their life for God and others, and get to the end of their life with the character of Jesus.

December is the goal writing month. Start a couple days early. Write some goals, send me a copy and I will pray for you to accomplish them.

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