When I left my job six months ago, I decided to become an author.
Six months in, I realized that I did not really decide to become one. I simply wanted to be one.
There’s a difference between deciding and wanting.
Wanting is just stating a preference.
“Becoming an author is nice. But, it’s also okay if I don’t become one. I’ll just find another way to make a living and make a difference.”
Real decisions mean you won’t take any other result. Real decisions take commitment. Real decisions mean not taking no for an answer.
It also takes sacrifice to make real decisions.
It means cutting off your carbs and sweets when you decide to be healthy.
It means playing less video games to finally write that book (this is a note to myself).
It means giving something up (usually something fun, but meaningless) to get what you want the most.
Of course, it’s important to do your best and trust God for the results. But, trust also requires making real decisions.
Are you making a real decision or are you just stating a preference?