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Friday, February 28, 2020


Pastor B.J. Knefley

Indecision, the ability of not being able to make a decision quickly. Does that describe you? How does it feel when you’re on the receiving end of someone’s indecision?

There are many reasons for a person’s indecisiveness. Wanting to make the right decision, fear, and insecurity are just a few of the reasons. But here’s the real kicker, no decision is still a decision and that often causes the greater problem. I deal with people on a regular basis that seem to live in indecisiveness, and it drives me crazy. I’ve asked questions that took over a month to get a response too. Why? Simply because the person was weighing all the options and trying to come up with the right one. Really? Make a decision and go because I’m getting ready to fall asleep on my end.

The writer of the Book of Revelation states something that I have always found interesting, “But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16) What does this mean? I’ve understood it to mean that God can work with your no or your yes but not your maybe. In other words, don’t try to straddle the fence. Get on one side or the other but get there. You can always do a course correction later. But when you sit on the fence you’re actually not going anywhere. You’re just marking time. It is in the course of moving that decisions are made. It is from this position that one is able to make course corrections when errors are discovered. Life is not linier, it’s full of twists and turns. Rather than getting yourself bogged down with indecision in the moment, set yourself some larger goals and objectives that you can shoot towards. In doing so it can make your daily decision making that much easier because you’ll have a better idea of where you’re headed.

Probably the greatest frustration that people struggle with are the “what if” scenarios. Reality is, you can’t plan for every single one. Take your life and GO! Set your goals and don’t look back. You’ll be surprised how less stressful your life will be. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Very well said! I know someone who could benefit from this and I will try to share it. THANK YOU for your words of wisdom.

How2b said...

Thank You! I live with a person who can't make a decision and stick with it. Being the person to make all the decisions gets old. I've finally started telling them, you make the decisions and if you don't I'm not going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

In the alternative, it is prudent to gather as much information as you can prior to reaching an important decision. Ignorance is not bliss.

Anonymous said...

Amen Bernie, that used to be me, great words of knowledge & wisdom, enjoy reading your messages ! Keep them coming & we learn from our mistakes, the saying goes, the older we get, the wiser we become !!!