This decision came quickly, but after much preparation. And this decision, led to further clarity in a personal decision this morning. Amazing how God does that for us. He closes doors, opens others, in His own timing and in His own way. We can’t force things when we are not ready. In fact, we can’t SEE things when we are not ready to SEE them. I know you know what I am talking about….looking back on a relationship or a choice and wondering why you could NOT see what was so obvious. That is why the cliche is so true, that hindsight is 20/20.
My decision? I am not prepared to tell you yet. I need to savor it. I need to dive into it. I need to roll around it for a bit and get used to how it feels.
My question for you today is……what decision do you need to make? And how much time do you need to allow yourself to make it. Some people are quick to decide and others take longer. What might take me a short time in business might take you a long time? And personal decisions are similar….we are all unique in how we process and how we view the world. I am not in your life. I do not have your history, education, fears, challenges, plans, or support system. I have to use my life, my background, my circumstances and my history to make the decision in front of me based on prayer, wise counsel, and reality.
What about not making a decision? Well, my friend, that is a decision also. The bible says to let your Yes be Yes and your No be No. Matthew 5:37 says, “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. New International Version (NIV)
When we do not choose, we move into the land of vague or often into the land of victimhood. Let me explain…
By not choosing, I am being vague. I am not taking a stand. I am being “wishy washy” . I am tossed about by the next shiny object or by the next item on the to-do list. It has led me into a place of being a victim of others choosing for me, of not thinking that my answer is valid or that my choice makes a difference.
So my decision gives me a focus and clarity that I have not felt in many months. It provides me with structure and yet allows me freedom. By giving myself this “boundary” it feels like I can see more clearly the path ahead of me!
What decision do you need to make so you can take a flying leap?
Diane Cunningham is the Founder and President of the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs. She is a “business therapist”, plane crash survivor, author, consultant, speaker, marathon runner, and fun friend. Find out more about NACWE and why 165 women joined in the first year at www.nacwe.org. Connect with Diane at www.facebook.com/DianeCunningham for fun updates, silly videos, and lively conversation.