Decisions: How to Make the Right Choice
Once -- many years ago -- I thought I had made a wrong decision. Of
course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong
to have thought I was wrong. John Foster Dulles
- We all do exactly what we decide to do; we are the sum of our
- Virtually all of our problems can be traced to a poor decision --
a decision made by a process that is barely understood.
The Priority/Moral Distinction
Decisions tend to be priority or moral decisions.
- Priority decisions are choices made between right and right. The
only imperative in making priority decisions is to be wise -- to choose
between good, better, and best.
- Moral decisions are choices between right and wrong -- there is
the morally correct choice and the morally wrong choice.
- The first principle of effective decision-making: live by the
word of God.
- The second principle of effective decision-making is not to put
God to a test -- don't put yourself in a position that requires a
- The third principle of effective decision-making is always to
worship God and serve Him only in your decisions.
Every decision has spiritual and financial consequences.
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