I've only been at Greenville for a couple of months and yet I've already been faced with some of the most difficult ministry decisions I've ever had to make (and that's not counting the plethora of family decisions I've had to make and are still working through). It's rough. You pray, you converse among leaders, you seek wisdom from mentors and godly people and then...you pray, you converse among leaders, you seek wisdom from mentors and godly people. And yet with all of that, it's still so difficult to make a decision. It's like, can't Jesus just meet me at Starbucks:)
And then I read this morning about how the apostles did it. Judas killed himself and they needed to bring on a replacement and so they chose two men among them who fit the criteria, they prayed and said, "God, you know the hearts of these men. We don't. Show us your choice." And then it happened. They cast lots. That's it! I'm going back to casting lots. It's a whole lot more clear cut and leaves less room for me to screw it up.
Do you think they drew straws?