‘I don’t know’ (idk) is one of the most overused and overrated statements in society today. When facing a crossroad, many people don’t know which way to go; when encountering a crisis, many don’t know what to do; when having to make a life-altering choice, many don’t know how to choose.
Indecisiveness irks me. I’ve learned that I must make decisions, and although I don’t know what to do ALL of the time, I pray about it, consider the choices I have, and make the choice I need to make. Why? Because I cannot live life in an ‘idk’ state of mind. John Mason once said, “Lack of decisiveness has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability.”
Personally, I’ve not always made the best choices, but in being decisive I’ve learned to ask God to help me discern which choice is the best. Yet because I ask for God’s help it doesn’t translate into inactivity on my behalf waiting for activity to happen on its own.
Fear can be a motivating factor to live life in a permanent state of ‘idk’ and we need to understand that nothing great has ever been accomplished without a decision. This week I challenge you to eliminate I DON’T KNOW (idk) as an option to cop-out of a situation.
Ask God to illuminate your path and then take the steps you must take, be decisive, be bold, be fearless!
“Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
James 1:6b (NLT)