Indecision: When not deciding IS deciding –
There have been many times in my life when indecision caused me to miss out on opportunities. The good news is…those were situations that only had temporary consequences. I was able to recover and move on. If you’ve lived more than a couple of decades, I’m sure you can relate. But there is one area of your life where indecision won’t be an excuse. And it won’t be some temporary setback you can recover from. I’m talking about your decision for where your soul will reside…forever.
Eternity is gonna be a long, long time. In fact, the definition of eternity is time without end. You are an eternal being. It’s true. Even if you don’t believe in and/or trust in the living, loving God of the Bible. There’s a place in the Bible where it says God “put eternity in their hearts“. He created each of us to last forever. That may seem counterintuitive when you see how everyone eventually dies. But, of course, your body is not the eternal part of you.
At the heart of you is your soul. Your soul will endure forever. But I suggest you give it the opportunity for more than a mere existence or endurance. Give your soul the spirit of life. And you do that by deciding. You must decide that you want to LIVE forever, not merely exist. When you make the decision to accept the gift of grace that Jesus sacrificed Himself to make available to you, He imparts His eternal spirit into you, and you will then LIVE forever. The alternative is to merely EXIST forever…apart from that spirit of life. And here’s the kicker…
…indecision is the same thing as deciding not to accept that free gift.
It’s like this…when you stand before the throne of God on judgment day, you won’t get to claim an inability to decide. You won’t get to claim you didn’t know. You won’t get to claim ignorance of any kind. Unlike in the lousy justice systems we have here on earth, your excuses won’t stand up in God’s court. But you don’t need to get to that point. You can avoid the harsh judgment. You can avoid an eternal, lonely, solo existence. You can avoid eternal sorrow. But you’ve got to decide. And you’ve got to choose now. After your body wears out and dies, It. Will. Be. Too. Late. Don’t wait.
If you’re standing at a crossroads in your life…if you’re wondering whether this whole Christian ideology is true or just a bunch of rules and regulations a “bunch of men came up with”…if you get a feeling there’s something more to life than just your time here on earth…I urge you to intellectually consider the possibility of eternal life. If you just can’t do it…why? What’s holding you back? There’s nothing more important for you ponder. And your indecision will be your worst enemy.