Consider the decision-making process in Acts 15.
Notice how the various participants listened to one another’s views.
With the removal of Judas, the 12 Disciples became 11. They needed a replacement. What did they do? Did they quickly select the first person available? No.
Would you like to improve your decision making? Consider the suggestions from Henry and Richard Blackaby in Spiritual Leadership.
- Evaluate Your Decisions: Every decision has consequences. Make it a practice to evaluate the results of your decisions.
- Walk Closely with God: When you struggle to make a decision, consider the struggle as an indicator that you need some quiet time with God. Remove distractions and focus on Him.
- Seek God’s Vision: There is no value in making progress in the wrong direction. Always seek God’s direction. Seeking the mind of God at the front end of a decision can save you years of painful regret later.
- Seek God’s Wisdom: The book of Proverbs is packed with God’s wisdom. If you aren’t getting clear direction from where you are in your daily reading, spend some time in Proverbs.
For more thoughts about spiritual leadership, see:
Spiritual Leadership, Blackaby-guide