If you were to ask any person in my immediate family to make a decision, you would quickly regret the question. Resounding in a loud wave of “I don’t know,” “You pick,” and “I don’t care,” it is no wonder that I am a master of indecisiveness.
Unfortunately, my boyfriend is the same way, and so our conversations follow suit until two hours later and still no plan, we end with, “Wow, we’re the most indecisive people in the world!”
Though that statement may be a bit of an exaggeration, it got me thinking about Josiah in 2 Chronicles chapter 34 and how Scripture tells us, “He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left” (2 Chronicles 34:2, ESV). At just eight years old, Josiah knew the importance of keeping his mind and decisions set on the Lord, and perhaps, we, too, should glean from his lesson.
Even at the beginning of his reign, Josiah was steadfast, focused, and intent on living a straight path that led directly to the Lord. He did not sway to the right or left, nor were his decisions a wayward mess of indecisiveness and ambiguity. But, he 100% knew what he wanted and was after in life (God), and shouldn’t we want the same?
Despite my inability to make decisions daily, my commitment to serve and follow the Lord, are not. Of course, there will be days where I read my Bible more than others, or weeks and months that I pray, feel close to God, and the next day feels so far away. But, those things are normal. Those things are moments that define life.
Because at the end of all my days, I will know that I was never indefinite about the one who won and called my heart, for He held it first. Even when I’m old and gray and my days numbered on this Earth, let it be known that I was never double-edged about Him (No One’s Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus).