In a society where it sometimes feels like we have too many choices, we can get paralyzed by indecision and fail to make any choice for our lives, for fear of making the wrong one. When it comes to choosing a college major or career path, or saying yes to a job opportunity, we might opt to spend weeks or months in agonizing prayer, because we want God to give us a very clear ‘thumbs-up’ that one of the options ahead of us is “His Perfect Will.” We want to thrive so much that we procrastinate on making choices that need to be made because we’re so afraid of making the wrong choice.
The problem is that this delay, this constant refusal to commit to one path, this decision that you won’t decide anything until God has spoken clearly…it isn’t exactly Biblical. Sure, there’s the story of Gideon, but the point of that story is not for us all to decide to occupy ourselves with laying out fleeces every evening and wringing them out when the morning comes. Let’s be real. God has already made clear in the Bible what He wants from us–to love Him and to love the people around us–as long as whatever opportunity you’re considering is compatible with that, and as long as you aren’t getting a serious “No, don’t go there” kind of message from Him, stop waiting around! If it’s an opportunity that you are drawn to, because of interest or talent…if the wise mentors in your life have encouraged you towards the opportunity…if it’s obvious that you can continue to serve God in whatever field you’re about to jump into…do it! Don’t waste your days and fail to thrive because of unwillingness to make a decision. God loves you and knows you. Stop the cycle of failing to thrive because of a constant worry about choosing “the right thing.” Choose something to do, and do it as unto the Lord, with all your might.