Mark Affleck

I Lost The Tug-Of-War With Being DECISIVE

February 14, 2019
Spiritual Growth

It took a long time, but I finally allowed God to convince me that our faith walk is meant to be an orchestral score of notes that are the decisions we need to (must) make…but do not.

I try to look at this dynamic as having a DECISIVE MINDSET and predisposition to act. I do not want to force decisions. I want to have a decisive spirit with my radar on 24/7. I want to stay intimately connected to God every day. And I want to be prepared to act when God says GO!
Yes, it’s tiring! But the results are worth the effort. I liken it to that tug-of-war game with several people on both ends of a rope trying to pull the other side to the middle. The effort is tiring and winning the tussle requires a full, committed DECISION to lean into the fight.
Of course we must be cautious in our decision-making; and pray; and call on God’s Word; and seek the wise counsel of other Christians. The bigger the decision, the more cautious we should be.
But here’s the problem lurking behind the scene…
Pausing is the embryo of procrastination and if it starts to develop, waiting becomes increasingly unwise.
The prophet Elijah puts it like this in 1 Kings when he says, “Make a choice.”
We need to challenge ourselves with this probing inquiry: What area of our life are we still dancing with that which keeps us stuck on pause.
I ask God to keep me in constant touch with you so I can discern in real time what you would have me do…what you would have me decide…what you would have me trust you with. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
What decision have you been putting off?
“Believe and do not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:6–8

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