When You’re Facing a Tough Decision

I am the most indecisive person I know….at least, I think I am. Maybe I’m not.

On top of that, I am a chronic people pleaser.

Add those things together, and you can imagine the anxiety I accidentally carry around most days when it comes to making decisions. 

This was obvious again recently when we had an illness outbreak in our office. My husband has a chronic illness and is immunocompromised, so we’ve had to be extra careful over the last couple of years. We’re trying to live our lives, but we also have to take more precautions than the average person.

With cases surging, I found myself having to make some hard decisions that I’m no stranger to: what do I need to cancel? What should I say no to? Do I need to work from home? And once again, I started to shut down by the weight of trying to make the right decision while making everyone around me happy. 

When I get to that place, I have to remind myself of the only thing I can do: make the next right decision. 

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” There are days where I wish God gave us a giant spotlight on the road ahead of us so we could properly plan out the next year, month, or even day.

But consistently, time after time, He continues to guide us forward one step at a time. And so that’s my prayer today: “God, show me the next right thing. Because I can’t do this without Your guidance.” 

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