“Discernment is the child of prudence, or wisdom. Before we make the outer choice that might reveal our wisdom, we make an inner choice about what is ‘life’ and what is ‘death.’ “
” . . . discernment involves disciplining ourselves toward more life-nurturing choices.”
We all know what “muzak” is – its that music that we hear in elevators and at the grocery store just to keep our mind occupied. There is a great word relative to discernment – its choozak. Choozak is the problem we face when we are unable to distinguish important decisions from less important decisions. Like muzak, we get a imitation vs. the real thing. We are so inundated with little and frankly mundane decision that we become incapable of making the most important or big decisions. Why? Because we are trained to have to make decisions fast and on a miniscule amount of information.
To make big decisions that matter we need to develop discernment – we need to be able to discern between wasting time on little insignificant decisions and develop the ability to know what big decisions are and be equipped to make them.