Many times leaders are faced with the task of making tough decisions. It’s not easy, but it is required. Being a leader is more than a position or title – it is the CDM (Chief Decision Maker). It does not always make you liked or popular, but leaders are called to make decisions.
I had to make one of the toughest ministry decisions I ever had to make … yesterday I canceled The X Conference. It was a tough decision – in fact, I wrestled with it for a few weeks! But I know it was the right one. We had only a handful of registrations – very far behind last year – so I made the decision. Am I happy? No. But sometimes leaders must do things that don’t make them happy, but keep them holy (right). We were poised to lose quite a bit of cash and I am called to “steward” God’s resources.
How to make tough decisions?
- Pray. Always.
- Seek advice from those you trust.
- Pray again.
- Make the decision.
- Pray one more time.
- Share your decision.
Simple process. But that is how I have learned to make decisions.