by Rick Warren — May 22, 2020
“Daniel went at once to see the king and requested more time to tell the king what the dream meant.”
Daniel 2:16 (NLT)
Why? Because your biggest temptation in the midst of crisis is to be impulsive. You’re typically not thinking rationally. You’re thinking emotionally. You want to make a quick decision.
But it’s more important to make the right decision than a fast decision.
A wrong decision is wrong, no matter how quickly you make it. So step back, take a deep breath, calm down, and talk to God.
Daniel did this when the king asked him to interpret a dream (after the king ordered the killing of the first few people who tried): “Daniel went at once to see the king and requested more time to tell the king what the dream meant” (Daniel 2:16 NLT).
He gives us a great model for dealing with a high-pressure situation by asking for more time and then talking to God about it.
You’re more likely to make a better decision when you don’t rush to make a quick one. Take your time.