Decision making is not easy, especially big decisions. Chris Wells, a good friend and ministry partner, shares insight on a recent decision making process.
My Personal Brexit Saga
I’ve been trying to make a big decision. At least, it’s a big decision for me. The entire set of circumstances is long, winding, and convoluted. Ultimately, it boils down to this: stay where I am and keep doing what I’m doing or move on to something else?
A year ago, I was certain that moving on was the right thing. Nine months ago, staying was the right thing. Six months ago, definitely leave. My life in the last year has had uncomfortable similarities with the whole Brexit saga.
Trying to Hear Clearly
Confounding all of this, is that at each point in time I really felt certain that I was hearing God clearly. In each instance I had spent time in quiet, in prayer, with God’s Word, and come away certain that I knew what path I was supposed to be on. A month ago I took stock of all of this and decided that I needed to take my listening (or to use a church word: discernment) process to another level. [Read more…]