Topic: The Spell Of Indecision
As a child of God, you are not calculated for obscurity or insignificant existence. You have great opportunities and privileges in God.
SCRIPTURE: And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart. Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. Judges 5:15-16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you don’t have a firm heart, you cannot have a solid future. It takes a person with a firm heart to have a firm future.
The Scripture makes it clear that every child of God is designed to be a light on the earth (Matthew 5:14). Every child of God is designed to shine in life (Isaiah 60:1). Every child of God is created for distinction. As a child of God, you are not calculated for obscurity or insignificant existence. You have great opportunities and privileges in God.
However, great opportunities do not always become great possibilities. There are people who had opportunities but never saw the corresponding possibilities. Reuben had the opportunity of excelling in life but he never excelled because opportunities always have enemies. Distinction attracts enmity.
Now, one of the enemies of distinction is INDECISION.
Indecision was a major problem of the Reubenites. The children of Israel were called for battle but the Reubenites were undecided. Judges 5:16 says, “Why do you sit at home among the sheepfolds—to hear the shepherds whistle for their flocks? Yes, in the tribe of Reuben there was great indecision.” (NLT).
Indecision is an enemy of destination. The tribe of Reuben could have been the greatest tribe in Israel but they could not become anything because of indecision.
It was the indecision of Reuben that made Joseph to be sold into slavery. When Joseph’s brothers wanted to kill him; Reuben, as the first born should have stood his grounds to resist their plot. Rather, he suggested to them to put him in a pit with the plan to take him out later but when he returned, they had already sold him.
If Reuben had stood firm and told his brothers, “I am the first born in the family. You won’t kill the boy under my watch. I am taking the boy home,” Joseph would have been saved; and possibly would have gone to Egypt through another pathway. But Reuben could not make decision and Joseph was sold.
Beloved, if you don’t have a firm heart, you cannot have a solid future. It takes a person with a firm heart to have a firm future.
Remember this: If you don’t have a firm heart, you cannot have a solid future. It takes a person with a firm heart to have a firm future.
Refuse to be plagued by the spell of indecision.
Always make up your mind to do the right thing at the right time and for the right purpose.
PRAYER: O Lord, deliver me from the spell of indecision. Help me Lord, to make the right decisions for quality life and destiny, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The quality of information a person carries determines the quality of his decisions and actions. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: During hunting, lions walk as a group and use intelligent hunting tactics to catch prey which they would not be able to catch alone as the preys are usually faster than them.
DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 16-18
PROPHETIC WORD: I curse the plague of indecision on your life today in Jesus’ Name.