Decisions

When you have big decisions to make, how do you approach them? I'm interested in this because we have some big decisions to make in the next few days (that we have been working on for about a week now!) and my approach is usually the same. First, I pray about it and ask God for wisdom and guidance. I like to think through every possible outcome that will be generated by this decision in order to feel like I'm prepared. I make a list of pros and cons...it helps to see it on paper. And, this is the one that always surprises me because it brings so much clarity, I talk through that list with someone. I have a couple of good girlfriends that I can always talk to about these things and I have Big Daddy. This time, the decisions have both of us stumped for a bit longer than usual so we have talked them to death between the two of us.

It's amazing to me what talking through things out loud will do to bring things to light in your mind. It always happens to me. I'll mull and pray for the longest time over something and really don't feel peace with an answer. Then, I'll sit down to chat about it with one of the above mentioned people and all of a sudden, it's as if the answer was staring me in the face the whole time. I get that "DUH!" moment, thinking that it should have been this clear all along. I think it's because I'm such a relationship centric person, God uses those relationships to clarify things for me.

So, today I ask two things of you. What do you do when you are making big decisions? And, will you think of us as we continue to make ours? I promise I'll share it with you very soon!