Temptation to indecision is a part of every man’s life. But nowhere is male indecision more vividly on display than when a man takes his wife on a date. The Scripture commands us to “dwell with our wives according to knowledge” (1 Peter 3:7). Yet men often seem oblivious to their wives preferences and needs. How many dates begin the circular rhythms of the “where-should-we-eat” dance?
Why are men prone to indecisiveness? Why is it so hard to make a decision? Certainly the Bible warns against undue haste, failing to count the cost, and even rash oaths, but at the same time men are commanded to be decisive, boldly walking by faith and not by sight. Perhaps indecision is rooted is apathy toward the options, fear of making a wrong decision, or failure to assess what is most important. Or perhaps indecision springs from a faith crisis.
Nehemiah was a man faced with many demands for decisive action. What spiritual disciplines enabled him to resist the temptation to inaction and to be decisive? Join with other men as we gather this Thursday morning, August 3, from 6:30 – 7:30am at Panera Bread, 10701 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, for fellowship, prayer and discussion of godly manhood from the life of Nehemiah.