Did you know that adults make as many as 35,000 decisions a day? And, up to 70 of those decisions are complex.
Let that sink in. We make a lot of decisions.
So, with so many decisions to make on a daily basis, how does the person of faith make good ones? By seeking God’s wisdom and discernment.
A leader’s daily decision-making process typically includes defining the problem or opportunity, determining root causes, identifying potential solutions and implications, and choosing the optimal solution. Decision-making ranges from simple to complex. The more facts, logic, analysis, advice, and experience, the better. But what happens when the circumstances become ambiguous and you don’t have all the facts? Where do you turn in a crisis, or while dealing with challenging people situations, or in the midst of a rapidly changing environment?
Good decision-makers turn to intuition, that inner voice, sense, hunch, or gut feeling that arises when making a decision. Intuition is a feeling you have about the decision, good or bad. Leaders combine information, experience, and intuition to make hard decisions.
Let’s take this one step further: our intuition is often wrong. The Bible says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12). Australian writer Christina Stead wrote, “Intuition is not infallible; it only seems to be the truth.” If our intuition can be wrong, what is the discipled leader to do?
Engaging God in your decision-making process, seeking counsel, learning to listen, and dropping your selfish agenda will amplify your intuition and set you on the right path toward becoming a discipled leader.
Please like and share this post with others if you found it helpful.
Also, do you want to begin to learn more about how to connect your secular and spiritual life at work? Click on the “FREE Chapter Offer” on this page, register your email address and I’ll send you a chapter from my soon to be published book, “The Discipled Leader: Develop Christlike Character. Influence Your Culture. Change Your World.”
Get a chapter from my soon-to-be-published book, The Discipled Leader in your inbox— free!