Frequently in working with someone, I am struck with the fact that this individual has been crippled in life because of indecision. Recently, a gentleman told me that he had been with his current company for 17 years and that he had hated his job for 16 years and 11 months. My obvious question was “Why are you still there?” But the fear of having to make a new decision was just too intimidating for him. Consequently, the indecision kept him going daily to a job he detested.
A common response from Christians when confronted with any decision is, “I’ll need to pray about it.” While certainly admirable from a spiritual standpoint, I find this is often nothing but a socially acceptable method of making no decision. Days, weeks, and months go by with unresolved situations and choices. We know that the modern definition of insanity is to continue doing what you’ve always done and yet expect different results. Continuing indecision and hiding behind a spiritual smoke screen don’t lead to different results either.
The workplace today is filled with new and exciting opportunities. Unemployment is dropping and companies are desperately seeking new workers who have a clear set of competencies. 24 million Americans have made the decision to start their own business. But unhappiness and frustration at work continues even for Christians. There is little explanation for this outside of the lack of clear focus and crippling indecision.
Can you live with the regret of your own inaction? What are you missing because of not taking action? Recognize that even making no decision is a decision.
”A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8
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