Moses said to Pharaoh, “The honor is yours to tell me: when shall I entreat for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, that they may be left only in the Nile?”Then he said, “Tomorrow.” So he said, “May it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the Lord our God. (Exodus 8:9-10)
If we want to delay making a decision, we can always find an excuse. And some of us are board-certified experts. We don’t want to decide now because;
the situation might change,
the problem might completely go away,
somebody may come up with a better solution, or
we might win the lottery, either way, we won’t have to make that decision.
Sometimes we put up with an incredible mess because were afraid of making a mistake. Certainly, we need to think through decisions so we choose the best option, but sooner or later, it’s time to act. Procrastination is paralysis by fear, not astute planning. If we regularly have difficulty making decisions, look below the surface to identify our fears and address them. Until we do, well be spending a lot of nights with the frogs.