When you have big decisions to make, doesn’t it always seem like you run to do everything but the thing that would make you most likely to decide?
I don’t know about you, but I almost always feel this way. When I was thinking about applying for my Masters, the last thing I wanted to do was study for my GRE (successfully pushed that off until three weeks prior to the date of the exam), pray and seek God’s face for wisdom in the decision (looking back, my prayer journal is filled with pleas that God would bring clarity to that decision), or seek wisdom and advice from others.
Why is it that we always run away from making decisions when they need to be made?
Or as the case may be for me right now, no big decisions need to be made, but I keep coming up with new decisions that I’ve decided need to be made right now, but don’t really.
Zach always tells me why put off until tomorrow what you can do today. To which I usually retort, why do today what you could do tomorrow. 😉
(One of these answers is wise, the other is … well, you get the point.)
I’ve realized though, that in both situations, the problem isn’t necessarily making the decision. It’s the state of the heart. When I won’t do what I should do when I need to do it, I’m not being faithful in the little things I’m called to. And when I think I should be doing something else other than what I’m called to, I lack contentment.
Both problems are spiritual ones that find their root in where I place my identity. I seem always to choose the harder path — finding my identity in the world — rather than resting peacefully in my true identity in Christ. Just reflecting on that today as I continue on the journey of life. Hope that it provides food for thought. That’s all.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. ~ 1 John 3:1-2
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