Where do you go when you need to make an important decision? We all have our favorite places to go for reflective thought and prayer when we need to make decisions with major consequences. If you live near the mountains or the ocean, you might have a quite spot there where you get alone and reflect.
I recently spoke with one pastor who advised his church members to go to a graveyard to make those decisions. While at first this idea might seem morbid to some of us, I really believe his idea was a good one. The reason being, we will all eventually wind up in a graveyard. At that point, when your soul is in eternity, how will the different options you are considering appear?
That exercise could give us a valuable perspective that will bring us a great sense of peace both short term and in the long run.
Remember, making “graveyard decisions” could give you the perspective you need to best redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.