Spiral crochet pattern
The spiral pattern captures the tension in anticipating a decision deadline.

Think about a decision you are pondering. It may be simple, like: 

  • Tea or Coffee 
  • Rice or Noodles 
  • Bread or Potatoes 

Or the decision can be of more significance. 

  • More Schooling or Focus on Work Experience
  • Public Transit or Bicycle 
  • Borrow or Buy 



Some decisions can change your life. And others have the potential to change the world.

Here are a few examples with real-world impacts:  

  • Take a pay cut or Search for a new job 
  • Commit to a long-term relationship or Wait and See 
  • Pursue surgery or Change your lifestyle
  • Protest against injustice or Look the other way 

And many decisions have more than one option! How do you decide? 

In some cases, it really doesn’t matter what decision you make – it is just a preference. And your decisions will have minimal impact on your life, the life of others, or in the legacy of your generation. But other decisions have long-lasting implications. 

Do you seek out advice from friends, parents, or professionals? Perhaps you see what other generations have decided and conclude those criteria are no longer relevant. Do you use the ideals of your culture and imitate what you see modeled around you?  

Pause with me to spend some time thinking about your decision and what criteria you will use to make your decision. 

If you are open-minded, consider these words written by an ancient thinker:   

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” Attributed to James, brother of Jesus.

May you be encouraged by the God of all hope* as you wrestle with your decision. If you choose to share a request with us, Au and I will ask God with you for wisdom in your decision-making process.


*”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13)

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