In Dave Ramsey’s book EntreLeadership he says that one component of good decision making is having good information. He said “Ninety percent of making the right decision is the gathering of information. The bigger the decision, the more time you take, the more options you gather, and the more informed you should become.” And then this was my favorite part: “The more information you have, the more obvious the correct decision is, and therefore it is an easier decision to make.”
I’ve seen this play out in my own life many times. When I have a problem to solve, I tap into the wise counsel God has placed in my life. I keep gathering information and calling more people until it becomes clear what I need to do. Similarly, when I’m having trouble with sermon prep, I tap into the abundance of study tools on my shelves. I keep reading and gathering information until the meaning of the passage becomes clear.
Some think the more information you have the harder the decision will be, but that simply isn’t true. The more information you have, the more obvious the correct decision is, and therefore it is an easier decision to make.