Thoughts – Discernment
Everyone is a google away from the information they seek. What you seek, you will find. In a world where access to information is so easy, what will differentiate good leaders is discernment – to choose rightly. Discernment is the ability to sift between truth and lies, what’s mine and what’s not, what’s best among the good, what’s right. We have so many options today, to grow or to be stagnant, to learn good things or to fill up with wrong things. Want to get better at math? Want to become a better person? Want to learn how to parent? Want to learn more about God? There are resources available. Why do we find ourselves choosing to intake the junk that’s also available? What will differentiate the wise and the foolish in this information buffet is the ability to discern rightly and courageously. In a buffet, where everything is laid-out, those who seek to be healthy will find choices to be healthy, and those who approach the table with no purpose, no discernment, will find choices for whatever it is they want. More than the options and the available choices, it is the decisions we make and the ideas and people we embrace that will determine how our lives turn out. Our choices matter. Too many people google their problems to seek answers from strangers. Don’t wonder when the answer leads to pain. Google is great for giving information, for presenting the options, for showing the available roads to take. Discernment sees many roads but seeks the right path, and which path is that? The path with our Father’s footprints. Finally, we need the courage to walk in discernment. The right path is useless to those who lack the courage to walk it.