God's Man | Decision Making...
So I am reading through a book of scriptures that I got from Dave Ramsey's team called, "God's Word for your Every Need." The scriptures are organized into categories and it is very quick refresher for me during my work day. I am starting the section "What to Do When..." It begins with the passage from Proverbs"
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.” Prov 9:9-12
What do you do when you need to make a decision? Do you rely on your accumulated knowledge? Do you take time, analyze all the information, weigh the consequences, then do something? Do you "follow your gut"? Do you shoot first and ask questions later? I have always been a 60 second Decision man. I look at a scenario ask no more than 4 clarifying questions and then choose a course. This has worked for me for a while now but it took a long time to get it to work well.
You know what the deciding factor was? When I would use my own standards/knowledge I would more often than not end up in a bad place. However whenever I line up the situation in light of God's Word, pray and listen things just work. Having a standard and boundaries makes decision making much easier. When those standards, boundaries, and knowledge come from something solid you can walk thorough even the toughest of situations.
How do you make decisions?