Fences

Sitting on the fence
Often feels like a good alternative
To making a decision.
A safer way to navigate
The perilous world of being
‘Damned if you do
And damned if you don’t’
When the best thing to do isn’t obvious.
It can feel so much safer
To drag your feet
To hesitate
To look for someone to tell you what to do.
Or to wait for things to be ‘perfect’.
Perhaps the most insidious thing about indecisiveness
Is that the sense of security
That comes from not
Locking into any particular decision.
Turns the fence
Into a fortress,
That’s keeping you fairly ‘safe’.
Safe from making a mistake
But also safe’ from making any progress.

Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
-Ecclesiastes 11:4

One thought on “Fences

  1. Indeed sitting on the fence is not as safe as it seems. Mike Murdock says ” Decisions are what makes a man”. Decision making is actually a muscle so the more you make decisions the better you become at it! No watching the wind!

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