A key part of leadership is to make decisions. So here is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Yesterday, we thought about the need to review decisions. but actually that pre-supposes that we actually make decisions. The thoughts of Roosevelt are interesting and indicate to us the need that there is a time to make decisions. The first man to sit idly by and do nothing was Adam. In Genesis 3:6 we see that he stood idly by and did nothing. His indolence has led on to such ongoing catastrophe as sin has entered the world.
Let us just now stop and take time to consider our Saviour and the decision he made. Think of Him in eternity deciding to come to achieve salvation for the glory of God (see Heb. 10:8-10)
Think of Him in the time of His ministry setting Himself to go to Jerusalem. As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem (Luke 9:51)
Such decisions were of monumental implications and he made them.
If you are a leader among God’s people, be willing to follow your Master and make decisions which are for the glory of God. But most of all, be willing to make decisions.