Life is full of decision making. What will I eat, what will I wear, will I hit the snooze button...again? It is estimated that you make 35,000 decisions in a day. 35,000 a day! That’s a lot and that's a lot if we get it wrong. So, we as humans have come up with a variety of ways to make decisions.

Ways we make decisions

Impulsiveness — Leverage the first option you are given and be done.

Compliance — Choosing with the most pleasing, comfortable and popular option as it pertains to those impacted.

Delegating — Not making the decision yourself, but pushing it off to trusted others.

Avoidance — Either avoiding or ignoring decisions in an effort to avoid responsibility for their impact or just simply preventing them from overwhelming you.

Balancing — Weighing the factors involved, studying them and then using the information to render the best decision in the moment.

Prioritizing and Reflecting — Putting the most energy, thought and effort into those decisions that will have the greatest impact.

Even with all these ways to make or avoid making a decision, how can we know if we are making good decisions? How do we know if we are making decisions that God wants us to make? How can we live the life God has created for us? Need for God’s wisdom every day.

Welcome to Everyday Wisdom, our new message series that looks at the letter of James as he lays out wisdom to live by for everyday. Wisdom that will help us life the way God has designed us to live.


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