While there may be times decisions must be put on the fast track, like in emergencies or times of crisis, often rushed decisions are a result of impatience. The Problem . . . Continue reading Rushed Decisions
While there may be times more thought and prayer must be put into a decision before moving forward, or other legitimate reasons, sometimes an inertia in decision-making is the result of procrastination … habitual delays rationalized by lots of excuses when in reality, you just didn’t feel like doing it. The Problem . . . Continue reading Delayed Decisions
While there may be times decisions must be tabled due to sudden, more pressing matters, if decisions are constantly being derailed, it is probably more a result of letting yourself get distracted than need. The Problem . . . Continue reading Derailed Decisions
While there may be times we need to adapt and compromise in our decisions, adding something not originally intended to be a part of the solution can be a result of politics. Think of how much “pork” is added to bills in the name of compromise in the the political realm, tacking on someone’s personal agenda to get that individual’s vote. Their decision had nothing to do with what was for the good of all but for personal gain. Similarly, church leaders might . . . Continue reading Retrofitted Decisions
As church leaders we can get so caught up in risk analysis, using tools like SWOT which have us consider our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats when making decisions, or weighing the pros and cons. But, where does prayer come into the picture? Where does trusting God fit into our decisions? How do our decisions reflect faith in God’s power? How do verses like the following relate to . . . Continue reading Decisions Reveal Faith in God’s Power?
Do you believe the Gospel is “the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16)?
If so, then you will seek to make decisions that line up with and reflect the Gospel. When you do, you don’t have to be ashamed of your course of action, even if . . . Continue reading Decisions You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed to Make