Topic: The Habit of Being Decisive
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is
People who stay in the middle of the road get run over. Forming the habit of making decisions in a wise and timely manner is vital to our peace and success in life. Thankfully, there are some people who learn to do that. However, some people make decisions too quickly, others make them too slowly, some make them unwisely, and some don’t make them
Life is filled with decisions. We all make numerous decisions daily. We decide how late we willsleep, what we will eat, wear, and do with our time. We make employment decisions, relationship decisions, financial decisions, and most
importantly we make spiritual decisions.
Even people who won’t make decisions are still making a decision not to decide.
Take a few minutes and honestly evaluate which of the categories mentioned above you fit into.
If you are a decisive person and feel that for the most part you make wise decisions,
then you are blessed and part of a relatively small group. If you fall into one of the categories of making decisions too quickly, too slowly, or without forethought or wisdom, then this is a great opportunity for you to decide to start forming the habit of being decisive in a proper manner.
If we make right spiritual decisions—and that means we decide to put God first in all things—then the rest of our decisions will be easier. However, making decisions is still something we all labor with at times. For the person who wants to please God in all things, making moral decisions can
be easy because God’s Word gives us instructions concerning right and wrong behavior.
We only need to decide to learn and
obey God in what He teaches us to do.
But there are many other decisions we must make in daily life that are not specifically covered in God’s Word. What do we do about those things? The person who truly wants to please God may fall into the trap of being indecisive due to the fear of displeasing God by doing the wrong thing.