Decisions are hard, especially when you can list the pros and cons and they seem to be nearly equal. You may know like Tevye in the story of the Fiddler on the Roof, that “on one hand, you could do this, and on the other hand, you could do that.” Neither of those options seems especially right or wrong. So what do you do? If you’ve been praying for direction, you might discover that all you have to do is make a choice and you will discover that God is with you either way. God is ready to move you forward and He just wants you to take a step, make a commitment, open your heart to new possibility.

Sitting on a fence is not particularly comfortable. Not only that, but the longer you sit there, you lose site of your goal because you’re literally going nowhere. The fence may offer some momentary safety, but it doesn’t come with a safety net. It won’t hold you up for long. If you wait until you simply fall off, the decision will be made for you. That’s probably not what you want.

There is a better way. You can share your tough decisions with God, lay the options out before Him, and let Him know why this choice is so difficult. No doubt, you will feel better almost immediately. You’ll know that if you choose one option over the other and it doesn’t work out the way you hoped, then you can move to plan B. Plan B supports you as a believer, as someone who trusts that either way, God will be your guide. Theodore Roosevelt said, “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing is to do nothing.”  Jesus said it a bit differently in Luke 12:57, when He asked His disciples, “Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right?”

What you know for sure is that sitting on the fence, will never be the right decision. To know what is still possible requires you to make choices. As you start out the year in 2021, sit down with your Heavenly Father and fill Him in on all your concerns and all your choices. Seek HIs direction and trust that He is right there with you no matter what you decide.

Get off the fence and get on with a year of amazing possibility.