When I was a boy, the dangerous mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle captured my attention. Sometimes a plane or boat would enter the Triangle only to barely and frightfully get through or to disappear altogether. The riddle of the Triangle remains illusive.
As a Pastor, (and a parent) I’ve become painfully aware of what we might call “The Decision Making Triangle.” Many of our decision-making journeys have ended with just as many riddles. Is there a map that can help us?
First, lets remind ourselves that decisions have at least three basic coordinates. Decisions go awry if one or more of these components goes missing. We can identify the three edges of the Decision Making Triangle as:
- The Right Thing
- The Right Way
- The Right Time
The Apostle Paul identifies these coordinates when he gives guidance to his apprentice named Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:23-26.
1. The Right Thing: Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. [i.e., Make sure that what you do is right and warranted–be able to teach, yes. Correct those who oppose you, yes. But some things that have the appearance of truth and whom…
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