Shake it Out
Last week, we talked "measure twice." And of course I went off to argue with myself over it. Because the flip side of being cautious and slow in decision-making is this...sometimes people toil over decisions for so long, they never even get out of the shaker...all that flavor the world needs... stays bottled up...
Proverbs 16:9 says, "The human mind plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps." Sometimes we've got to quit measuring and start cutting... you know, shake out of our crazy desires for perfection and avoidance-of-failure-at-all-costs and pour with confidence and trust...that Somebody Else is in on this life of ours too... and that things will work out eventually.
Though I'm mostly a measure-once person (which has its regrets too), I know that sometimes I've been measuring Just-A-Little-Too-Long. Oh, God, at these times, help me just shake it out.
Drawing by Stefani M. Rossi Used with permission.