Numerous times I find truth in a statement shared by a friend. Occasionally, I find humor in a comment made by a friend. Sometime, I find both truth and humor in the same quote. It happened recently with an anonymous quote posted on Facebook: “Make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” Anyone who has driven Texas highways and backroads as I have, understands the meaning of the reference. Granted the image is a bit gross, but shockingly sobering. Decisions must be made. While thoughtful analysis must precede every decision, it need not be unduly prolonged. The most important decision in life is, “What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ” (Matthew 27:22)? Further emphasizing the importance of making clear, firm decisions is the passage from James, “Let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No” (James 5:12). Peter Drucker’s quote about business could be said of life in general, “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Not all decisions will be popular, but better to make a correct unpopular decision than to stall too long, and become a “flat squirrel.”
Dr. Dan Crawford, Senior Professor at Southwestern Baptist Seminary, is the WestCoast Baptist Association’s Spiritual Life & Leadership Mentor. Follow Dan on Twitter @DrDanRC and Facebook www.facebook.com/dan.crawford.