“There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment and the masterpiece of good ruling is to know and seize this moment.” Cardinal de Retz
How many times have I allowed a moment to pass me by, for fear that “I wouldn’t get it right” or “It wasn’t the right time”? Probably more than I think… Because, if “indecision” is indeed a decision, then I have hidden behind this “decision” too many times.
Of course, I do not ever mean to hide behind indecision as a decision, failing to seize this or that moment. All too often I hesitate, looking back only once it appears that I have lost the opportunity.
Trusting in myself – what I believe that I can or cannot do – I find myself feeling a bit lost. So I don’t dare to make a move. Life isn’t supposed to be this way – hanging back out of fear, worry and/or doubt.
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:27, 34 NIV
Our faith, trust, hope is in God. When I really pause and take stock of my life, I find that there are a host of opportunities in each day. Those moments I choose to seize, or not – well, I wonder, sometimes, worth it? Or, not… Because, when I pray: Thy will be done – do I mean it?
When He tells me to move, or walk this way – do I obey? I will be honest and say, not always… Sometimes, my flesh gets in the way…
That’s what I love about King David. He didn’t take too many steps without consulting God first.
“…David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.” 2 Samuel 2:1 KJV
A direct question received a direct answer.
It’s easy to pray, order my steps, especially when I have Psalm 37:23 in mind… However, to follow where He leads, it takes a choice. A moment to seize, or not.
I don’t think David could have been king, had he not listened to the voice of God, and seized those pivotal moments.
I am going to do my best to get better at seizing the moments meant just for me…