Ever been caught in what only looks like a lose-lose situation? If I move that way, I’m sure to be clobbered. If I move the other way, I’m sure to be clobbered too. But, I can’t just sit here, I have to make a choice.
That’s the thought I had when I read these passages in the Book of 2 Kings 7.
“Now there were four men with leprosy sitting at the entrance of the city gates. “Why should we sit here waiting to die?” they asked each other. “We will starve if we stay here, but with the famine in the city, we will starve if we go back there. So we might as well go out and surrender to the Aramean army. If they let us live, so much the better. But if they kill us, we would have died anyway.”
I love this reminder. If you are caught between a rock and a hard place…do something. Inaction often has these consequences.
- The longer we sit doing nothing, the more terrified we become. Eventually the fear paralyzes us.
- The longer we sit doing nothing, the higher the probability of becoming a negative Nellie, a bitter-filled complainer with a poor me disposition.
I used to have a boss when I worked in sales who was constantly reminding the sales team the results of sitting still.
Nothing + Nothing= Nothing.
If you are having a difficult time making a decision today, don’t just sit there. Choose a direction and take a small step.
What step do you need to take today?