In just 10 seconds a decision can be made that will change the course of your life. How many times have you made a quick decision and then said, “Why did I do that?” I know I have. But what if we did it the other way? What if, instead of making quick bad decisions, we made quick good decisions? I recently read a book entitled The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple by Clare De Graaf. The basic idea is that we choose to follow God’s leading within 10 seconds.
For example, I’m driving along and see someone broke down on the side of the road. I could continue on my way thinking, “Everyone has a cell phone. They’ve probably already called for help.” Or, perhaps, in that same moment, my mind has a quick passing thought to help them. This rule would tell me to follow whatever I’m reasonably certain think God is telling me to do….within the first 10 seconds.