There is a lot to be said for making a decision. Many years ago Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said this:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.” Also, “…the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”
In other words, once you make a decision – a commitment – some really cool things happen that you cannot see coming. They are things that you may not have ever even thought about, much less expected. But usually none of that happens when you are indecisive.
Recently I came across some wisdom that was credited to the online magazine Purple Clover. It said:
“Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.”
Let’s talk briefly about true decisions – true commitments. Many people nowadays say that they are committed – to a business, a relationship, a health regimen – and then conveniently forget that “commitment” when things get hard. If you are going to make a decision, then do it 100%. Not 80%. Not even 99%. Here are a couple of reasons why I say that:
– You cannot be 99% pregnant. As some of us say here in the South, “either you is or you isn’t”
– You cannot go to the restroom 99%. See above Southern wisdom.
– How excited would YOU be if your spouse came up to you and excitedly told you that he or she has been 99% faithful to you during your relationship? Methinks that you most likely would not share in his or her enthusiasm about that level of “commitment.”
Here is an idea: do your research, think about it, pray about it…and then MAKE A DECISION. Stay committed to it for the long-term. By doing that, you are much more likely not to end up as a Flat Squirrel on the road of life.