Decisiveness Overview a look at the big picture and politics

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Setting the stage for the next four lessons on making bold, immediate, wise, and effective decisions, this is an overview that also briefly discusses the Christian's involvement in politics...

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Decisiveness~ an overview:

Decisiveness~ an overview Character Sketches, Vol. 1 IBLP, 1986, pages 326-327 Information also drawn from CharacterFirst ! , www.theCharacterJournal.com as well as various Character Council & other informational websites

The ability to recognize key factors AND finalize difficult decisions…:

The ability to recognize key factors AND finalize difficult decisions… Meaning of  decisiveness  (noun) resoluteness; act of being firm or determined; firmness http://www.english-test.net/gmat/meanings/021/gmat-words.php Showing an ability to make decisions quickly & confidently Origin:1605-15 < Medieval Latin decivivus , equivalent to Latin  dēcīs   ( us  ) (see decision ) +  - īvus   ive )

Versus……:

Versus…… Double-minded; unwilling to choose; wants to be told what to do; often falls into procrastination, hoping someone else will make the choice, do the work, or lead… Being uncertain, unfocused, wavering, unstable…

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James 1:6-8  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven & tossed by the wind.    For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;  he is a double-minded man,  unstable in all his ways. About Squirrels..

Considering Four Aspects…:

Considering Four Aspects… Refusing to reconsider a decision I KNOW is right… Making present commitments to avoid future failures… Devoting all my energy to a course of action which I KNOW is right… Evaluating courses of action quickly & accurately…

Switching gears….:

Switching gears…. Making wise & confident decisions should extend not only to personal, family & church, but also to work & community….sounds good, but… Community means politics… Yes, we should be very involved… We are NOT to hide our light under a bushel, nor keep our salt hidden in a bag…

God has called us to action…we must be deliberate & decisive in choosing to be the light & salt our “politic” needs…:

God has called us to action…we must be deliberate & decisive in choosing to be the light & salt our “politic” needs… All political power has been delegated by God.   In the US, that’s We the People. Paul reminds us in Romans 13:1, speaking of civil authority, “There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

Romans 13:4a For he (civic leader) is the minister of God to thee for good.:

Romans 13:4a For he (civic leader) is the minister of God to thee for good. As light & salt, involvement is a must … Service in God’s system includes service in government & requires political involvement …as a minister for good!

Time for decisive leadership:

Time for decisive leadership Be bold Be wise Know the candidates Know the issues Get involved Run for office Lead Vote Be both Light & Salt!

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