An old legend says that a fool and a wise man were travelling together, and came to a junction; where two roads opened before them,–one wide and beautiful, the other narrow and rough. The fool wanted them to take the pleasant way; the wise man knew that the difficult one was the shortest and safest, and so said. But at last the fool prevailed; they took the more inviting road, and were soon met by robbers, who seized their belongings and made them captives. A little later both they and their captors were arrested by policemen and taken before the judge. During their trial, the wise man pleaded that the fool was to blame because he desired to take the wrong way. The fool pleaded that he was only a fool, and no sensible man should have heeded his counsel. The judge punished them both equally.
“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” – Proverbs 1:10
Some of us are struggling in our faith, relationships, marriages, schools, businesses, work, and living because of our inability to say “No” to the many allurements and temptations which appeal to our weak passions. If we would only make a little decision at first, one emphatic “No” might silence our solicitors and distracters forever. But we are weak, we are afraid of offending, we don’t like to say “No.”
Folks, irresolution is a dangerous habit. The scriptures advises that you should always; “Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute” – 1 Corinthians 16:13.
“On many of the tombstones of those who have failed in life could be read between the lines: “He Dawdled,” “Behind Time,” “Procrastination,” “Listlessness,” “Shiftlessness,” “Nervelessness,” “Always Behind.” Oh, the wrecks strewn along the shores of life “just behind success,” “just this side of happiness.”
What would yours read? .