Listening to God in Times of Choice

From the author: All Christians yearn to live at the center of God's will. But how to discern his will is an art that eludes many of us. And the advice we get often conflicts.

Some tell us to look for a divine "blueprint" - the one perfect plan for our lives that we need to find. Others have rejected the blueprint school of guidance in favor of the "wisdom school".

The difficulty with both approaches is that they minimize the presence and voice of God in times of choice.

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Trusting God’s Desire for Relationship
We must trust in God's desire for relationship over our own desires in life

Trusting God’s Desire for Relationship

We are only beginning to understand the brain and how we think.

Author and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman says that we essentially have two brains. A fast one and a slow one. Or, put another way, a lazy one and an active one. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, he explains the research that proves his theory.

Over our lifetimes, according to Dr. Kahneman, we develop short cuts in our brain to help us cope and make decisions more quickly and - many times, but not always - more accurately. Our brain combines our life experiences, our knowledge and our preferences into a decision framework to ease and speed up our decision making.

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