Complacency and indecision is something that can paralyze you. It puts you in a prison in your own life. There are many reasons as to why a person may be complacent or do not want to make a decision. One of the main reasons is fear. Fear can hold you back in life. Sometimes this fear is based on our past experiences and other times it may because of what other people may say or think. I have heard it said that fear stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. And Satan will try to use fear to hold us back from what God has called us to do. Because he knows the people we are going to impact and the life change that is going to happen because we stepped into something God has called us to.
There are times that God is calling us to wait on Him but many times God is asking us to step out in faith. And too often we will use our fear as an excuse of us not stepping out in faith. We will mask it as we are waiting on God. When in reality God could be like, “would you just do this? I have great things in store for you. And if you could only see the exciting journey I have for you if you would take this first step.” Many times our fear will lead us to indecision and complacency. Complacency and indecision kills growth. It stunts the growth God may have in store for us.
God gave us the power to step past our fear and walk into victory and the exciting journey He has for us. “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7. Once we step past our fears there is an excitement and freedom that comes with it. How is fear holding you back? What is one thing you wish you would have done a year from today?