I’ve learned that to decide comes from the Latin word decidere and it literally means to “cut off”.
To cut off.
I find that the older we get, the more we need to decide. Which means we need to “cut off” ourselves from many more things then we’d like to.
But more often than not, most of us are simply “undecided”. Which kinda means we’re still “hanging”.
Hanging onto what exactly? We have no idea. We just don’t want to decide. Because if we decide, I mean, that’s it. And we can’t have that. That’s unacceptable. So, we hang & chill.
And in the midst of this, we forget that by not deciding, we have decided.
Because indecision by nature is a decision.
It’s a decision to not ever cut off ourselves from our adolescence, singleness, selfishness and irresponsibility. It’s a firm resolution to not ever grow up or to mature into the person we’re created to be.
Hard decisions are made by those who have decided that they’ll grow up and become who they were created & called to become. Even if it means to “fail forward”, they decide. They “cut themselves off” from their comfort zone and venture into the life they’re being called into.
When Moses was 40 years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. (Acts 7:23) You gotta keep in mind that he was the prince of Egypt. He was set for life. But he decided to visit his brothers and sisters in bondage. And the rest is history. He became the deliverer of his own people and Exodus became a reality because of his decision.
When it was time (Gal 4:4), Jesus decided to leave heaven for earth. Because of His decision to leave heaven, He was able to fulfill His mission to be the Savior of the world. He could’ve stayed in heaven. But He didn’t. He decided to leave. And that made ALL the difference in the world.
We need to keep in mind that our “indecision” is not only killing our time & potential but killing the people we were called to save.
If there was ever a time for us to decide, it is now.