Have you ever spend a disproportionate amount of time making a decision?
Sometimes I make a mountain out of a molehill. I turn things over and over and over again in my mind.
In fact, Charles has said to me, "I thought we already made a decision about that. Why are you talking about it again?"
It is good to do your research. It is good to look at all the alternatives. It is good to think about if it is the right decision.
But there comes a point in time when you have all the facts and it is time to move.
Decision making is about action. Taking a step forward and implementing.
Sometimes I stall. Procrastinate. Wonder if this is the way to go, tossing it over and over and over again in my mind.
I get stuck on certain decisions because I don’t want to be impulsive. I don’t want to make a decision I will regret.
Really, I’ve made enough bad decisions in the past and had to live with them! It is not pleasant!
But I’ve learned when a circular process starts happening in my head, I need to stop and slow it down. For then I realize that I was acting on my own.
Either I never included God, I was sporadic in my prayers, or worse yet, I didn’t look for the road He was leading me down.
Prayer is the way to start. Consistently talking with God about your path cuts out many of the missteps and detours.
We all feel like we never have enough time. And maybe this is one area where we waste time… going our own way.
We all need to weigh our decisions on the importance they have in our lives. Does the type of restaurant really matter? Or does the impact you are having on those around you matter more?
Since walking with God is the narrow path, perhaps not walking with God is where we are wasting time.
Think about it.. how much time do you spend on making decisions?
Are you spending more time decision making on the small things? Are you going it alone? Or are the life-changing choices the most important decisions?
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