Decisions, Decisions...

     Decisions, decisions...what is the first decision you make everyday? Is your first decision what you will eat for breakfast, what you will wear to work, whether or not to hit the snooze button again, or to bother even getting out of bed? Everyday, we are faced with some sort of decision making. Some decisions are trivial, others are critical. Some decisions are difficult to make, so we procrastinate or avoid them altogether.

   Consider Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. This is a guy who can afford anything he could possibly desire. You would expect to find that he has a wardrobe of the finest designer suits, ties and shoes. A peek in his closet, however, reveals a row of plain gray t-shirts and plain gray hoodie sweatshirts. That’s it!  Why would Zuckerberg choose such modest attire, let alone one that lacks any variety? The simplicity of his wardrobe eliminates the decision of what to wear each day. Zuckerberg does not want to be bothered with such a trivial decision first thing in the morning. Such decisions contribute to “decision fatigue.” Yes, researchers believe such a condition exists, and Zuckerberg wants to save his energy for the more important decisions that he will make later in his day. A number of successful politicians and corporate leaders have subscribed to this same philosophy. Do you think it would work for you? You decide.

    Speaking of decisions, our Lifetree Small Group series for the month of February is titled “Making Bold Choices.” The series features four inspiring stories of bold living that will help give you the courage to follow God, no matter what circumstances you may be facing. This Thursday’s episode, “Choosing Resilience,” features the story of a soldier who lost his arms and legs as he chooses to battle for his life, and his recovery. You are invited to join the conversation at 7:00 p.m. on February 4th in room 130. Snacks and refreshments are provided and childcare is available upon request. Lifetree Small Group is a great way to connect with friends and the church.