Whether you tend to become paralyzed over making significant decisions or often act before you have all the information you really need, choosing a course of action is something we all face every day. And sometimes we look back and wish we had made wiser decisions in the past.
Perhaps it’s something as small as whether to go out to eat or make dinner at home. Or maybe you’re wondering if you should make that difficult phone call. You might be considering infertility treatment, going back to school, moving across country, and even getting married.
God always has something to say about the matter, and it’s always right to pray about any decision. But God has given us the ability to act, to choose, to be in charge of significant parts of our lives and our world. As long as we’ve seriously sought His guidance there comes a time when it’s up to us to take action. And sometimes that’s a little scary.
Just a few days ago I was talking with a young lady who had always wanted to become a nurse. She had started taking a few college classes several years ago but having a baby turned her life in a different direction. At 32 years old, she’s now considering going back to school and wonders whether it’s too late. Her husband can’t understand why she would want to embark on such a challenging pursuit. But she can’t get the desire to become a nurse out of her heart.