I is for Indecision

Should I or shouldn’t I? I can’t decide.
Eat chicken, or beef, or a salad?
Read or watch tv?
Our lives are filled with decisions. We make small, seemingly insignificant decisions all day long. What to wear, what to eat for breakfast, whether to drink water or tea or soda.
But then comes the moment when we must choose between two equally good things, or between two equally bad things. 
On the season finale of Hawaii 5-0 last year, one of the characters had to choose between saving his wife or saving his cousin (who he was close to). He chose his wife and sent someone else to save his cousin. We found out at the beginning of this season, his cousin was saved, but not his wife. He had a moment of indecision. 
Most of our “moments” are not that life-altering. But they could be. Have you ever considered it? Just five more minutes sleeping could mean you race to work, causing an accident behind you (which you may never see). Or perhaps that five minutes means you avoid an accident. Too confusing? I think so.  🙂
And sometimes our indecision is our decision. If you don’t know who to vote for in the coming election–the lesser of the two evils, IMO–and don’t vote because of your indecision then you have decided. You have decided to let someone else choose for you who should run this country.
I am prone to indecision. I waffle back and forth for a long time before I remember God is waiting for me to ask his opinion. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” A source of guidance that can be trusted.
Do you struggle with indecision? Leave me a note and I will pray for you.


3 thoughts on “I is for Indecision

  1. Uggh blogger won’t let me reply directly.

    Diana, definitely watch it. I didn’t give the story line for the show away. What I mentioned happens in the first five minutes of the show.

    Sorry about that.

  2. You’re right–sometimes we choose to put off a decision, which is a decision in itself. My word this year was PURPOSE, as in, choosing to act, not just allowing things to happen. Not sure I’ve been tracking on it. Thanks for the reminder to live life on purpose and not just slide along or waffle.

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