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"A man with one watch knows what time it is;
a man with two is never quite sure."

- Anonymous Quote

Have you ever noticed that some of the most miserable people in the world are those who can never make a decision? When the human mind is in doubt, it is most easily swayed by the slightest of impulses.

This opens the door to many, many wrong decisions. Many times indecision allows things to go from bad to worse. Indecision is deadly. The truth is that the most dangerous place to be is in the middle of the road.

We believers should be the most decisive of all people. Christian leaders should have wills, not wishes.

In James 1:8 the Bible says, "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." An indecisive person allows instability to creep into every area of his life. If we don't decide what is important in our own lives, we will probably end up doing only the things that are important to others.

The greater the degree of wishful thinking, the greater the degree of mediocrity. Being decisive, being focused, committing ourselves to the fulfillment of a dream, greatly increases our probability of success. It also closes the door to wrong options which tend to deter or limit success.

The challenge for all of us is to be dedicated dreamers, or perhaps I should say, decisive dreamers. Harry Truman once said, "Some questions cannot be answered, but they can be decided."

Enough Info To Make A Call
Most of the time, you and I may not have all the facts available about any given situation, but we will usually have all the facts we need to make a decision. The Bible says to let the peace of God rule in our hearts (Col. 3:15). The Amplified Bible version tells us to let the peace which comes from Christ act as an umpire in our hearts.

Be decisive. Go with the peace of God and do not be afraid to make a decision. The fact is that decisive people typically prevail and rise to the top because most people are indecisive.

If you are neutral on spiritual matters, you will likely find yourself operating against heaven. Thank God we serve a decisive Lord. He has given us His peace and His Word so we can make wise decisions.

We should not be the kind of people who claim that God has told us one thing this week and the very opposite next week. God does not change His decrees that quickly. Nor does He ever direct anyone to act contrary to the good sense and sound judgment shown in His Word.

No Shadow Of Turning
God desires that we be decisive in our lives. As His children we should be like our heavenly Father, with Whom there is "no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17).

We should be people of great will. If the devil controls our will, he controls our destiny. But if God controls our will, then He controls our destiny.

The choice is ours. Let's be decisive. Let's make the right decision!

Source: An Enemy Called Average by John Mason.
Excerpt permission granted by Insight Publishing

Author Biography

John Mason
Web site: Insight International
John Mason is a highly regarded international speaker, minister, professional author coach and best-selling author. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.

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