10 Issues About Decision-Making

  1. What to decide is not as important as how to decide.
  2. Scripture says a wise person has many counselors.
  3. Sometimes even a wrong decision is better than no decision at all.
  4. When deciding, don’t get trapped by a binary approach: either/or. Many of the best decisions are a combination of both/and, or something completely different.
  5. In good decision-making, wisdom is as important as intelligence, sometimes more important.
  6. Wise Christians make good decisions in prayer.
  7. A driving force for decision-making is to do God’s will, to do what God wants.
  8. In order to know God’s will, be a lifelong learner from Scripture. Pray every day, “Lord, I want to be in Your will, not in Your way.”
  9. Decisions are not as trivial as some might seem. Almost every decision has multiple consequences, most of which are not known at the time.
  10. Operate your decision-making on the platform of Jesus’ promise: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all other things (you need — not want) will be provided” (Matthew 6:33).

This is excerpted from the September/October Church Doctor Report – Election Year: A Good Time to Wonder, “How Should Christians Make Decisions?”.

Kent R. Hunter has consulted hundreds of churches in North America and taught thousands of church leaders in a dozen countries. His 30 books are widely read with translations in six languages. Contact him at (800) 626-8515, by emailTwitter, Facebook, or visit www.churchdoctor.org.

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