If you ask anyone on the street to share about a tough decision they have had to make, you will undoubtedly hear about how difficult the process was. Decisions are hard to make. Why is that?
Well, partly because decisions require us to dig deep, understand our values and then make tough calls. Decisions impact our future and if we are leaders, they impact the future of others. Decisions also cause people to see us in a certain light. Our reputation is impacted.
So we struggle to make decisions. We wrestle with the options. We stay up late wondering what the repercussions might be.
I wish I had an easy answer for the challenges of decision-making, but I don’t. All I know is that each decision defines a leader and shows others their character. Decisions cause us to realize our mistakes or appreciate our discernment.
In the end decisions are one of the main tools that the Father uses to shape us into His image. God uses decisions to help us see our errors and to celebrate our victories. Each decision is a chance for us to get close to our Father in Heaven who uses every decision to bring us closer to Him.
Over the next few months I will be talking a lot about the process of making decisions and I will be learning right alongside you as we consider what it means to make Spirit-led decisions as Kingdom leaders. I hope you will join me on that journey of surrender and discovery!