Daniel was told that he, along with astrologers and magicians, were going to be put to death because they couldn’t interpret the King’s dream.

Daniel could have reacted fearfully and made up an interpretation to give an answer to the king immediately. He would save his life momentarily but death would be imminent once the interpretation would be proven false. 

So instead of guessing about this major decision Daniel chose to ask for time. He was granted it and immediately he and his three friends sought out the Lord. The Lord revealed the dream to them. Daniel brought the interpretation to the king. Daniel and his friends’ lives were not only spared but they were blessed too.

Be cautious about being “bullied” into giving an answer before you pray. Ask for time. Stall. But please don’t make decisions without consulting Jesus.