“On no …it’s finished!” I moaned, worriedly shaking my head. Our simple clothes dryer had been with us for close to 25 years and had become a trusted and reliable member of our family…until today. Today was the day when the clothes pulled from the dryer felt scorching hot and a burn mark stained one of the air vents. Aware of the chilling stats about dryer fires and fatalities, we removed what I was certain would be the final load of dry clothes.
Just then, I recalled passing a vehicle advertising the Dryer Vent Wizard, a dryer vent cleaning service. I was certain it was too late for our dryer but, since I had nothing to lose, I looked up the phone number and made the call anyway. As it turns out, making that call was the right one. It took a few days to arrange the service, but it turned out the wait was more than worth it. Not only did the dryer receive the professional deep cleaning it needed, but I was advised to hold on to that old dryer as long as possible. Apparently the durability of the older dryers far exceeds the fancy new ones on the market. I was happy to learn that my decision to call and consult with a Dryer Vent Wizard first had saved me valuable money and time…not to mention possibly lives!
As leaders, often we face decisions about whether or not to pursue or terminate a plan, a practice, a professional relationship or even a personal connection. Perhaps we have been comfortably heading in a certain direction when suddenly we become aware of the need for a change. Before making a faulty or final decision, I encourage you to take the time ensure that you consult with your Heavenly Source of Wisdom. Better than my Dryer Vent Wizard, not only is He knowledgeable, and readily available, but He generously dispenses all advice for free. As you seek His counsel first and wait to act based on His directions, you can be confident that each decision – even the tough ones – are really the best for your situation and those who will be impacted by it.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5