The next job was to sort out a large pile of potatoes. The hired man was to arrange them into three piles:
- Seed potatoes
- Feed for the hogs
- And potatoes that were good enough to sell
The farmer said it was a small job and shouldn't take long at all. At the end of the day the farmer came back and found the hired man standing in front of the original pile of potatoes, scratching his head. He hadn’t even started! The farmer asked, "What's the matter here?" The man replied, "I can work hard. I just can't make decisions!"
Life is made up of decisions. Some are big; some are small. Many are made unconsciously; others are carefully analyzed. The course and quality of our lives are determined more by our decisions than by our circumstances.
Christian living is all about making right decisions. Joshua said, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” That is a decision we must make on a daily basis. It’s not a once and for all thing. It’s repeatedly praying the prayer of Jesus, “Not My will, but Yours, be done,” and then basing our decisions on that priority.
When standing at the crossroads of indecision, ask the Lord for the wisdom to make the right decision and for the strength to follow through and do what is right.
Pastor Todd Weston