Don’t Be Afraid To Decide

And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

In a world full of choices and options, you may find yourself, at times, confused about which choice to make or which option to take. You wonder and you contemplate whether you’ll make the right choice more often than you would like. Sure you want to make a decision and be ok with the decision you made; however, when the day is over, oftentimes you find yourself questioning your decision. Why? Most of the time the other options begin to appear a better choice, many times others don’t agree with your decision and sometimes you feel uncomfortable with the decision you have made. That’s normal. I don’t believe many people, if any, don’t question their decisions from time to time. I believe that the most successful people in this world question their choices more than we know. There is no shame in wondering if you have made the right decision, the shame is failing to decide.

“Go and tell David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you.” 2 Samuel 24:12

When you are faced with options and opportunities to make choices, try to imagine that God is waiting on you to make a decision so He can bless you. Don’t make that decision based on what others think you should do and don’t worry about what the outcome will be. No one knows what the future holds but God and all you have to work with is the knowledge you have today. What will help you sleep at night? What will help you achieve your goals? What is necessary for you to get to the next level? These are some of the questions you want to ask yourself before you make a decision and don’t forget WHAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY? Don’t wait too long because someone else is making a decision too and you don’t want to miss out on something you really want because you procrastinated with making a decision. Besides, you only live once and if at first you don’t succeed, you can try again. Most decisions we need to make are not life threatening so DON’T BE AFRAID TO DECIDE!

What are you going to do?
Minister Deidra Brown