Someone said to me today, “you can choose to make decisions, you can choose not to make decisions, or you can choose to be indecisive.” He went on to say, “I appreciate your ability to not only make decisions, but to then to make things happen”. Isn’t that what its all about? Choices? Name a time in your life that you didn’t have to make a decision.
You had to decide to drink from a cup or a bottle, to play ball or sit on the sidelines, to get married or stay single, to have children or not, to work in an industry that is fulfilling or work at a job that is just a job. You’ve made decisions your entire life whether you wanted to or not. Some are good, some are not so good but they are all still decisions.
As simple and common sense as the concept of making decisions is, it is one of the hardest and easiest things we do on a day to day basis. We make impulse decision, thought out decision, we just act at times without making decisions at all and go with the flow……. What is at the core of the choices we make? Is it our culture, our beliefs, what our parents taught us? Is it all of these things? What do we do when we make poor decision? Do we blame others, take the heat, ignore them and hope no one finds out?
This is the one my son seems to choose the most! Pray mom doesn’t find out! :)
Decision making, I am convinced, is a continuation of our character, our attitude, our heart, and our soul. It is external proof that we have a conscience. That we want to make a difference in the world, the country, our communities, or our homes. Our choices make us good parents, kids, employees, leaders, friends…… They tell others who we are and who we want to be.
What is the decision you are struggling with or celebrating today? Is it a job change, family issue, health issue? How do you decide, how to choose? Do you know what you don’t know? Do you ask questions to find the answers? Do you pray about it, ask others to pray with you? Do you just go with the flow and see how it all turns out? Whatever you do, own up to your decisions and if you don’t like where they’ve taken you, make a U-Turn and decide to try again.
Not deep words, not prophetic or new…….but words that have meaning. A choice to share a heart that chooses to love, care, respect, ask questions, and own up to it when the choice isn’t all it should or could be.
Live with your choices and choose how you live……..then make it happen!