Avoiding making decisions – 7 golden rules
Acting as a moral compass in society necessitates decision making as to what we get involved in and what actions we take. How good are we at making decisions, especially those that might lead to action and change? Read this and reflect on where you usually fit in. Does it vary depending on what kind of issue or action you’re possibly going to get involved in?
AVOIDING MAKING DECISIONS – THE SEVEN GOLDEN RULES
1. I’ll go for it, and if I’m not meant to do it, God will stop me.
That’s a good one:
lets me off the hook
and maintains an air of piety.
2. I’ll write down all the pros and cons and then decide.
How come my reasons fit neither column
and develop a ‘maybe’ list of their own?
3. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
That’s OK, as long as I choose to talk to the friends who I know
will agree with me, and give me the advice I want to hear.
4. Take it to the Lord in prayer.
But I’m not too sure that God behaves like a Lord,
and I’m always relieved when the answers don’t seem to appear.
5. Time will tell.
Well, it will tell something, whether I decide or not.
6. Sitting on the fence allows me to see both sides.
and if danger approaches
I can choose which side to jump down on …
7. If I leave it long enough someone else will decide for me.
Then I can spend the rest of my life
complaining about my lack of choice.
[Source: Avoiding Making Decisions – The Seven Golden Rules © Ruth Burgess, Bare Feet and Buttercups Wild Goose Publications, www.ionabooks.com Used with permission]
So, how do YOU make decisions?