A kid walked into a candy store with his dad and was bedazzled by the array of treats on offer.
“What should I choose? What should I choose? What should I choose?” He asked himself.
“Come on son, we don’t have all day,” his dad said.
“These are my favourites. No wait, these are my favourites.”
He walked along the aisles, picking up bags and putting them back.
He just couldn’t make up his mind.
“Quick son, make up your mind, we have to go,” His impatient dad said.
Frantically, the boy ran around the store, his eyes moving from one shelf to another, but all of the options looked so good and he couldn’t make a decision.
Eventually, the dad had enough, grabbed his son by the hand and they walked out of the store empty-handed. The young boy had tears in his eyes. He wanted them all, but ended up with nothing because he couldn’t choose just one.
We’re all that boy.
The world is that candy store.
We have a myriad of options available to us, but if we don’t make a decision about our career, education, relationships, investments, church or other important issues, we end up empty-handed.
Sometimes we worry about making the wrong choice.
What if we regret the direction that we take and it’s too late to go back?
The bigger danger is that we make no decision at all and end up going nowhere and doing nothing.