In the world but not of it

December 30, 2009

Make a decision…

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I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17

What must a person do to go to hell? Nothing…

It’s been said “a man who does nothing never has time to do anything”. One of the most difficult things for people to do is make a decision.

The lack of decision-making ability is an endemic problem in our world. People don’t want to commit to anything yet they want the benefits of everything. We all struggle with making decisions. We make them from the time we wake up to the time we go back to bed.

There are decisions of all shapes and sizes. My favorite example of the inability to make a decision is asking my wife where we should go for dinner. She says “anywhere you like”…I say “ok, let’s go for Chinese food”…she says “no, I don’t want Chinese”…and we spiral down from there until we are both looking at each other and can’t decide where to eat.

It the lack of decision making on topics like eternity and salvation where people really want to be completely non-committal.

Years ago when Pastor Greg Laurie started the Harvest Crusades we had the opportunity to attend one of the first ones that were held. He made an important point when he spoke when he said “to be undecided is to be decided”.

People who won’t decide for Christ have, in actuality, decided already. They already have a set of values and beliefs in their hearts and minds that they are sticking to. They have already weighed the cost of making the decision, but few count the cost of not making it.

Many will listen to us as we share the truth but are never motivated towards that one decision that will change everything.

Dietrich Bonheoffer perhaps said it best “One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons”

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