Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Making Good Decisions & God's Will

I've been listening to Andy Stanley's podcast on discovering God's will for our lives- it's extremely practical and great stuff. This is a conversation I run into with many of my peeps and regularly have with myself (yes, I talk to me).... I'm passing it along to several of my friends...
Here are a few quick nuggets from one of his talks:

Who do you ask for help in making decisions?
  • Someone with nothing to lose. Many of your friends worry more about losing your friendship rather than shooting it straight to you. Talk to someone with nothing to lose.

  • Someone who is where you want to be some day. Who do you know that is farther down the path from you spiritually, financially, in the marriage, etc.?

  • Whenever possible, try to get input from more than one person.

  • Consider getting feedback from people you know AND people you don't know

  • Go into the conversation with your "radar" up for God to speak to you through these people...

What questions to ask when meeting with these people:

  • Are any of these choices I'm considering outside the bounds of scripture?

  • What do you think the wise thing to do is?
  • What would you do if you were me?

Big Flag: If you find yourself "avoiding" people because you don't want to hear what you know they'll probably say- this should be a big "flag"...

Neat leadership quote: "Great leadership is not about making decisions on your own, it's about owning the decision once it's been made."


moonlightgramm said...

To look up to someone that is farther down the path then you. What if their miles down the path from you???

Mark Meyer said...

There are several people in my life that seem to be miles down the path from me... smarter.. more experienced... all the better! I want to walk in the footsteps of those leaders ahead of me and make better choices in all aspects of my life- it's baby steps... small, gradual improvements and keep falling forward....