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It’s such a final word, right?
It should come as no surprise that I am, we are, slow deciders. We are not so much big risk takers or cliff jumpers. We like to weigh and balance things out before deciding.
My Honey and I… we are Let your Yes be Yes people. Once committed to something… well, for better or worse – we are committed.
Because of this fact, it took us a long while to realize that God moves in seasons and some things we are called to do are not necessarily from here to eternity. Still – when we say yes – we mean it with all of our hearts! So – because that is true, it can take us awhile to decide!
However avoiding or putting off decisions is, as it turns out, a decision in and of itself sometimes, right?
We want to be intentional in how we live.
Intentionality requires deciding things on purpose.
Often times, people tend to let their emotions boss them around, and they come to ‘decisions’ without ever really deciding on purpose. We jump to conclusions and make assumptions and sometimes the strain and the stress we feel or sense is simply due to a lack of Deciding.
We (or maybe it’s just me?) let things unfold and happen around us and sometimes to us… but it’s not always because we decided on a thing but because there is just always motion… forward or backward. Time very rarely (read: hardly ever!) actually stands still!
It can be in business, in church, in relationships of all kinds –this indecisiveness often times ends up having the decisions made for us.
And no one loves that feeling. It can feel like we have no control but the reality is our hesitation decides for us.
What WOULD Jesus do?
It is a stretching season… but it is a good season, and we are finding there is a balance between a lack of hesitation and a willingness to wait.
Hesitation is often fear-driven and takes control –and often times, the deciding– out of your hands. No one wants that.
So we are learning to walk in the balance of Intentional Deciding… where we won’t let Hesitation hold us back, but we won’t be unwilling to Wait, if that is what is needed!
In all of our deciding, first and foremost, we decide this:
He leads. We follow.
End of story.