A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, most of my friends and coworkers consider me agreeable, but my family knows the truth: Whenever possible, I defer to others’ decisions because it’s too hard to make one myself. Something as simple as booking a hotel room is stressful for me—I’ll waffle over choices until the last minute, then take whatever’s left. And last week when I went to pick out paint for my kitchen, I looked at swatches for more than an hour, then got so flustered that I left without buying anything. Even worse, my indecisiveness is becoming an obstacle to those I love: I went back and forth on which car my family should buy until our old one stranded my husband on the road, and I brought my daughter to tears when I made her try on 12 prom gowns this spring. Please help me stop this mental ping-ponging and give myself and others some peace!”
Wisdom of the Word
For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.
—Solomon to his son, Proverbs 3:26 NASB
We understand and yet…
We can get so wrapped up in making the “right” choices that we can’t move forward. Whether we’re tackling big decisions or small ones, thoughts of pluses and minuses swirl in our heads and cloud our minds with uncertainty. How can we step out of this fog and find clarity?