Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Making Decisions

Decision making can be tough. If it's a big decision you're deciding about, you try hard to put together all of the facts so you can be informed, but you never really feel fully ready. There's always this gnawing feeling that you need to know more, see more or have more information.

The biggest decision Jesus ever made was naming the 12--those who would be closest to Him and carry on when he left. Compared to my decisions, this was mammoth in scope and importance.

What Jesus did before making the decision is key to his effectiveness..."Jesus went to a mountain to pray all night. At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles." (Luke 6:12-13)

When I'm faced with a decision, I pray about it--but nothing like this. Extended time spent in serious prayer is what helped Jesus make the tough calls. I have a lot to learn from him.