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DAVIDSON: God Gave You An Inner Voice: Listen To It

Why do we over-complicate so many decisions?

Jeff Davidson

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With so many options, so much news, and too many choices bombarding us in our over-information society, we often waste time analyzing decisions when our intuition or inner voice can usually pinpoint the most effective and useful choice.

The most efficient decisions made often are the decisions that are made the quickest. The fastest way to make decisions involves using your instincts, or intuition. You’re already pretty good at this, if for no other reason than you’ve come this far in life. If you want to develop your powers of choosing based on instinct to a finer edge, start a log. Write down your intuitive choice before making any final decision. Then, when enough time has passed to see the results of your more analytical decision, write them down and compare them to the results from your intuitive choice.

Logging choices enables you to track the accuracy of your intuition without forsaking your traditional decision-making procedure. As time passes, you’ll begin to notice how frequently your intuitive choices were good ones, and find yourself relying on your intuition more easily and more often. Once you get cooking, you can bypass the realms of data and information that previously impeded your ability to choose. You can call upon your still, quiet, faithful, internal guidance system.

Intuition in Action

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Do you have a dentist? How did you select your dentist? Did you seek dentists via Google? Did you call the ten to twelve dentists nearest you, and based on the call decide to visit five to seven, and in visiting their offices, discuss with them their billing procedures, background and expertise, competency of their staff, office hours, prices, and overall philosophy?

Then, did you whittle down the list to maybe two or three, perhaps call them back or visit on another occasion, do some background checking as to the reputation of the doctor, his or her longevity in the community, and professional standing? Then, and only then, did you decide on dentist A? Or, did you choose a dentist based on whom your parents or friends see, or where some referral service sent you, or simply the clever ad you saw online?

You probably used the latter method. You didn’t stop and analyze which dentist would be best for you: You picked a dentist by hook or by crook, and if that particular dentist didn’t work out, you switched once or twice. In short, you used a combination of references and intuitive processes to come up with your dentist.

Why then, do you overcomplicate so many decisions at work and in the rest of your life? When you choose based on intuition, every cell in your body and every shred of intelligence you’ve ever accumulated is brought to bear. There’s a lot behind the solutions you make. Pay attention to your small, inner voice; the one bestowed by God. It’s there to support you, if you listen to it.
New information is only going to hit you faster and faster as your life proceeds. You’re only going to be able to absorb and use a fraction of what you’re exposed to. Suppose you want to get information on a particular type of product. You’re not going to find five or ten articles, chances are you can identify dozens of articles or more – with more information than you can handle. You’re going to have to trust your instincts.

Blasting Through Procrastination

When faced with too much information or too many decisions, your natural inclination is to procrastinate. Don’t beat yourself up; lots of people face this today. Decisions that would normally roll off your back become more involved when there’s too much on your plate. Here’s a list of ways to creatively break through the procrastination that stops you from effective decision making:

*Face Procrastination Head-On – What is blocking you? What is the real reason you don’t want to choose? Write it down or record it. This exercise alone may dislodge something and help you to decide.

*Choose to Easily Begin – Make a positive affirmation of yourself, such as: “I can easily make this decision.” This powerful affirmation is often enough.

*Find the Easy Entry Points – Ask yourself, “What are three to five things I could do to progress toward the final decision, without actually tackling it head-on?” Then initiate these “easy entry” activities. Often, they are enough to get you fully involved.

*Set Up Your Desk for a Decision – Set up your desk or office to enable you to focus on the decision at hand, and ignore other less important matters. This might involve neatly arranging papers, file folders, reports, and other items, while working at a clear desk, with only the issue at hand in front of you.

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Border Crisis Breaks 35 Year Old Record as Biden and Harris Remain Unmoved

Unbelievable.

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On day one of his presidency, the most pressing issue for Joe Biden was the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States, and we all knew that it was coming.  Biden’s election itself was the harbinger of the catastrophe, as Democratic lawmakers consistently prove more lenient on immigration issues than their GOP counterparts.

And so the surges began, bringing with them heartbreaking scenes of toddler being left to fend for themselves just yards into the United States, and entire communities of immigrants living under bridges in southern Texas.

Border Czar and Vice President Kamala Harris has been little to no help, at least in the eyes of Americans who’ve watched her speak on “climate change” as the “root cause” of illegal immigration.

Now, amid this willful ignorance, the crisis has reached a milestone not seen since the Reagan presidency.

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Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.

U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, according to CBP data obtained by the Washington Post.

Historical data shows that Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide in 1986, the outlet reported. The data, however, doesn’t show how many of those arrests were made along the border.

And the 1986 spike wasn’t a natural computation, either.

President Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law in 1986, which provided a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who had entered the country before 1982. The bill also tightened up border security and penalized employers who hired illegal immigrants.

The compounding crises of 2021 have weighed heavily on the Biden administration, with the President’s approval ratings sinking to alarming new lows in recent weeks.

On day one of his presidency, the most pressing issue for Joe Biden was the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States, and we all knew that it was coming.  Biden’s election itself was the harbinger of the catastrophe, as Democratic lawmakers consistently prove more lenient on immigration issues than their GOP counterparts. And so the surges began, bringing with them heartbreaking scenes of toddler being left to fend for themselves just yards into the United States, and entire communities of immigrants living under bridges in southern Texas. Border Czar and Vice President Kamala Harris has been little to no help, at least in the eyes of Americans who’ve watched her speak on “climate change” as the “root cause” of illegal immigration. Now, amid this willful ignorance, the crisis has reached a milestone not seen since the Reagan presidency. Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data. U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, according to CBP data obtained by the Washington Post. Historical data shows that Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide in 1986, the outlet reported. The data, however, doesn’t show how many of those arrests were made along the border. And the 1986 spike wasn’t a natural computation, either. President Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law in 1986, which provided a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who had entered the country before 1982. The bill also tightened up border security and penalized employers who hired illegal immigrants. The compounding crises of 2021 have weighed heavily on the Biden administration, with the President’s approval ratings sinking to alarming new lows in recent weeks.

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Liz Cheney Claims Bannon and Trump are Directly Responsible for Jan. 6th

The “bipartisan” committee certainly seems to have an agenda.

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If we were still waiting for the last vestige of impartiality to be stripped from the select committee investigating January 6th, we wait no longer.

The bipartisan-in-name-only group had long been seen as a tool for the Democrats to re-try Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, or perhaps sully his name enough to bully the GOP into not nominating him in 2024.  In either case, there seemed to be a goal all along:  Vilify the 45th President of the United States.

This week, one of the two Republicans on the committee went ahead and pulled the bandaid of plausible deniability right off, however, and took direct aim at Donald Trump and longtime adviser Steve Bannon.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot, saying that his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid, but suggests Trump was “personally involved” in the planning and execution of the events that day.

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While the committee has yet to provide evidence directly linking the former President to those efforts, Cheney’s comments reflect a suspicion among members of the panel that Trump is attempting to conceal certain communications that may be incriminating.

Her words were unmistakable.

“Mr. Bannon’s and Mr. Trump’s privilege arguments do appear to reveal one thing, however: they suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th,” Cheney said.

“And we will get to the bottom of that,” she added.

For those wondering if Trump and others would be judged on the factual evidence that comes before the select committee, (as opposed to the political whims of those involved), the answer is becoming clearer by the day.

If we were still waiting for the last vestige of impartiality to be stripped from the select committee investigating January 6th, we wait no longer. The bipartisan-in-name-only group had long been seen as a tool for the Democrats to re-try Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, or perhaps sully his name enough to bully the GOP into not nominating him in 2024.  In either case, there seemed to be a goal all along:  Vilify the 45th President of the United States. This week, one of the two Republicans on the committee went ahead and pulled the bandaid of plausible deniability right off, however, and took direct aim at Donald Trump and longtime adviser Steve Bannon. Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasted former President Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot, saying that his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid, but suggests Trump was “personally involved” in the planning and execution of the events that day. While the committee has yet to provide evidence directly linking the former President to those efforts, Cheney’s comments reflect a suspicion among members of the panel that Trump is attempting to conceal certain communications that may be incriminating. Her words were unmistakable. “Mr. Bannon’s and Mr. Trump’s privilege arguments do appear to reveal one thing, however: they suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th,” Cheney said. “And we will get to the bottom of that,” she added. For those wondering if Trump and others would be judged on the factual evidence that comes before the select committee, (as opposed to the political whims of those involved), the answer is becoming clearer by the day.

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