You decide?

October 20, 2019

 

 My friend, may I ask you a question? Indecision. We all have those moments of indecision. In fact, isn’t it true that we deal with it nearly every day? But, how about God? Is it possible that He could ever be indecisive? If He was, can you imagine what might happen.

 

Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.

 

 

 

Many years ago I managed a small, in-house print shop for a local lawn and garden manufacturer. There was a supervisor in the department; Joanne was her name. Although the decisions to hire or release shop staff was ultimately mine, I relied on Joanne to make the call first. Nine times out of ten I followed her advice. One day she came into my office with a problem though. She had narrowed a position down to one of two candidates but couldn’t make up her mind. So, I pulled out a quarter and asked her if she would be willing to make her decision based on how the coin fell. She nodded “yes” and I flipped the coin. “Heads or tails?” I asked. Quickly she blurted out “heads!” The quarter landed in my palm and without looking at it, I said, "Call Personnel with your executive decision." 

 

Indecision. We all deal with it daily; but, how about God? If He was indecisive, just think what might happen. 

 

Here’s a story: Former president Ronald Reagan was never known for his indecision. Although he would sometimes take his time to decide, once he did he seldom changed his mind. However, that was not always the case. Reagan told the story about as a young lad he once had an aunt who took him to a cobbler for a pair of new shoes. The cobbler asked young Reagan, "Do you want square toes or round toes?" Unable to decide, Reagan didn't answer, so the cobbler gave him a few days. Several days later the cobbler saw Reagan on the street and asked him again what kind of toes he want- ed on his shoes. Reagan still couldn't decide, so the shoemaker replied, "Well, come by in a couple of days. Your shoes will be ready." When the future president did so, he found one square-toed and one round-toed shoe! "This will teach you to never let people make decisions for you," the cobbler said to his indecisive customer. "I learned right then and there," Reagan said later, "if you don't make your own decisions, someone else will." (Today in the Word, August 1991, p. 16.) 

 

Not being able to make up your mind can lead to some embarrassing, even uncomfortable situations. Just think for a moment how badly things would go if God were indecisive. Unlike you and I, God never loses heart when faced with a decision. We waver and often lose heart. We go through low times when we’re just not able to think our way through. Up and down, we journey through life; one moment decisive and the next, well, not so much. God, on the other hand, never gets low or high. He just keeps going in the only direction He knows, perfection. That’s why we need never fear life when God is in control. God never flips a coin when it comes to you and I. He always see the end FROM the beginning. He flipped that coin before time began and He knows just how and where it will land. 

 

We pray. Heavenly Father, Your Word says that foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; whereas a sensible person stays on the right path. I pray that I do not indulge in reckless decision-making when I need to be decisive. Lord, I also pray that I seek You always so that the plans that You have for my life may be successful. Father, help me become sensitive to Your Holy Spirit so that I can be wise and aligned to Your will In Jesus Name! Amen.

 

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

 

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<markcbrunner@thispassingday.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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