OK. So maybe it's not a word. But it should be!
It's my own personal formula for making decisions.
Let me break it down for those of you who do not speak 'Angie'.
I try to be wise in all decision making, especially when the outcome could have a lasting effect on me or my family.
Yes, I have a spontaneous side. Once in a while I like to take the lid off of my 'crazy' and just go for it - whatever it might be.
But for the most part, I am doggedly practical!
Time and money are precious. I'm extremely picky about where and when I will spend either!
Why am I sharing this, you ask?
Because lately my formula has been failing! The 'Three P Method' has been leaving me with headaches instead of answers!
A few examples;
I was out last week looking for a new bed.
(Our mattress set has been with us through 15 years, 10 moves, two kids, and countless pets. It has given it's all - and then some.)
The PPP method would have me running all over the city, trying out mattresses, comparing prices . . . C'mon! There are 32 mattress stores in my neighborhood alone!
I also shopped Amazon looking for throw pillows to go with the aforementioned new bed.
Using the PPP method, I would naturally look at all pillow choices so I could then make the most informed decision. HA!! 16,000+ throw pillow options? I don't have that kind of time, sister!
We've been settled in, more or less, for 8 weeks now. We're still looking for a church. It would take forever to visit each one in the Springs area. But if you don't try them all, how do you know which one is the best fit for your family? We liked the one we tried last week. Part of me wants to quit the search and settle already! But what if the next one is better?
When is it OK to settle?
When you can't look at all options, when you have to decide with just partial information, how do you make the prudent decision?
There is another 'P'. The biggest 'P' of all.
Prayer is always part of the process. Maybe it should be the only part.
Maybe the other 'P's just give me the illusion of control.
Lord, please help me give it all to you.