“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I don’t know. Let’s wait. I’m not sure. Maybe, possibly. One of the hallmarks of adulthood is exercising our freedom of will which is manifest in our ability to make decisions, which leads to consequences and rewards for our decisions. This requires a close coupling of authority, responsibility, and accountability.
There are various methods of decision making.
- Impulsive – I want it now – is a manifestation of lust, usually results in poor results.
- Analytical aka analysis paralysis – I need to consider all of the angles – is a rational process based on the facts as perceived by the decision maker.
- Intuitive – I know the right path – is a gift visionairies, successful business leaders, and many managers possess.
- Emotional – This feels right – is a result of the present feelings due to circumstances or relationships.
- Predetermined – My boss told me to do it this way – requires obedience to the person in authority.
- Biblical – I think this is the Lord’s will according to the Bible — could be based on the bible or spiritual knowledge and spiritual wisdom.
Indecision produces discomfort and pressure. Seek God as you pursue your answer. God’s thoughts and ways are higher than your thoughts and ways.
Let the peace of Christ rule (be the umpire continually) in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col 3:15
1- Determine if this is a decision that you need to make. Can I? Should I?
2- Be thankful and peaceful as you pursue answers from God and enjoy the process because God is loving and faithful.
3- After your prayer is answered – Congratulations. You added a new page to your testimony. Share the goodness of God with somebody else.