Better decision-making

I used to really struggle with decisions. Now, I never do, and make the right choice every time. I’m kidding. I’m not quite there yet! But I’ve learned a lot through some challenging experiences, and I’m freer from the bad results of poor decisions that seemed frequent in the past. 

At one point a friend half-jokingly said that I should write a humorous talk on how to make bad decisions, because I had such expertise. The idea was that I could help people avoid making the same mistakes I had made. You see, I sometimes tended to pay little attention to spiritual intuition, and let time pressure lead. Getting lots of people’s opinions was often in the mix, too, bringing confusion. And viewing myself as a limited mortal with a meaningless little life didn’t help either!

We could simply say that good decisions result from identifying and working to avoid pitfalls such as those mentioned above. But the fact is that making inspired decisions has nothing to do with following any sort of prescribed procedure. Rather, it has everything to do with getting ourselves out of the way and listening to God with our whole heart. 

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Prayer can defeat antagonism
April 23, 2018

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