Draw on experience to bolster wisdom for decisions

Would it surprise you to know that there is one question that has the potential to impact all the other decisions you will make for the rest of your life?

It’s true. No matter where you are in life, there is one question that can bring absolute clarity to some of life’s most complex situations.

The question I am thinking of is a very personal question. It is a question that can save you time, money and heartache.

This question can be applied to every facet of your life (relationships, finances, business, etc.). It’s the kind of question you’ll be glad you asked.

You’ll want others to ask it. This question could be applied to every opportunity, every decision and every invitation that comes your way in the future.

Here is the question: What is the wise thing to do?

How would it change your life, if, before every major decision, you would ask this simple question? How would it have changed your life if you had asked this question in the past?

The question could be asked from the perspective of your experiences, present circumstances and your hopes and dreams.

For instance, in light of my experiences, what is the wise thing for me to do?

We all have experiences. They are all different. But based on your experiences, what is the wise thing for you to do?

What happened the last time you went down the path you’re considering? Perhaps history would stop repeating itself if you would just ask this simple question and act on what you know you need to do.

If you are going to make a wise decision, based on your experiences in certain circumstances, I suspect you already know exactly what you need to do.

You know what you shouldn’t do, where you shouldn’t go, and whom you shouldn’t go with. You know why something might be a bad idea for you.

As you look back on the worst decision of your life, you know how you got there. You know which warning signs you chose not to heed.

You know when things started to head south and you know what you could have done to stop it.

If you want history to stop repeating itself, maybe it is time to start asking this question and doing what you know you need to do.

Just think of the difference it could make if in light of your experiences, you chose to ask this simple question?

You can read Steve Greene’s blog at www.pastorgreene.wordpress.com or you can email him at steve@gotothepoint.com.