Maybe you can imagine, then, the light bulb that went off when I read this line from Lysa TerKeurst's The Best Yes:
...not making a decision is actually making a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.
Being stuck...[is] the most disappointing place to stay.
I think it often feels safer not to make a decision, which is why some of us probably feel paralyzed when trying to decide what is the "best" choice. I think fear plays a big role in remaining stagnant. Lysa points out a few such fears that really struck a chord with me, including
Fear of the unknown
For people like me--the planners, non-spontaneous types--this is definitely true.
Fear of missing out on something better
Ugh. This one is hard to admit, but also? True.
Fear of making the wrong decision
Perfectionists of the world unite. :/
But y'all. Do you know what was explained ever so clearly in The Best Yes?
There is no such thing as a perfect decision.
In fact, Ms. TerKeurst goes on to say
...sometimes God gives us two or more choices that would all please Him and be in His will. We get to choose.
Have I mentioned this book is a good one?
So, as we go out into the world this week, let's ask ourselves what decisions need to be made? What are we remaining stagnant on? What are we afraid of? And then, let's do our best to make our "best yeses" and encourage others along the way. <3
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6.