10 Issues About Decision-Making
- What to decide is not as important as how to decide.
- Scripture says a wise person has many counselors.
- Sometimes even a wrong decision is better than no decision at all.
- 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.
- In good decision-making, wisdom is as important as intelligence, sometimes more important.
- Wise Christians make good decisions in prayer.
- A driving force for decision-making is to do God’s will, to do what God wants.
- 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.”
- Decisions are not as trivial as some might seem. Almost every decision has multiple consequences, most of which are not known at the time.
- 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 email, Twitter, Facebook, or visit www.churchdoctor.org.