“The only person you’re guaranteed to spend every day of your life with is you”
Facing decision fatigue is a harsh reality given the number of choices we have to make daily. Not knowing what we want is what tends to leave us stuck at a crossroads and unable to make any choice. If you’re feeling caught between a rock and a hard place, unable to make a decision this is the book for you.
I was gifted this book by CUM Books and sat down to read it while I faced a few of my own decisions in life. Each chapter has a prayer and a practical application, which is a great way to leave space for introspection. With her approachable and conversational tone, Freeman has made this an easy book to read within a day. However, I suggest that you take the time to sit down and go through a chapter a day. Maybe grab a cup of coffee while you delve into the day’s chapter, creating the space for your soul to breathe and ensure that your decisions are made in love.
Are you being led by love, or pushed by fear?
“…knowing what you want is valuable in all stages of the decision making process.”
What I realised when reading this book, is that my own indecision is what causes fear and anxiety. That’s how I end up stuck at the crossroads and needing someone else to make the decision for me. I become more concerned with making the perceivable “right” decision, that I end up unable to make a choice at all. You either know what you want before you are even faced with a choice, in the middle of confrontation or after you have made a choice based on pressure.
Freeman has not written this book to provide you with a scientifically proven way to “make the right choice”, but rather with a book that is designed to encourage you to create space in your life, embrace silence rather than filling it with noise, and allow you to decide what it is you really want. It’s true, “knowing what we want and getting what we want are not necessarily the same thing”, but when we know what we want it allows us to make decisions based on love and not pressure or habit. Fear will no longer govern our choices and determine our path, but love, passions and purpose.
Decision fatigue arises when we don’t know what we want, and this book is a great reminder that we should stop, pray and consider what we wand out of life. Freeman also reminds us that as much as we may want to be control, we need to remember to enjoy the surprises that God has in store for us. Through her many tales and experiences, Freeman reminds us that more often than not we are in competition with an imagined version of ourselves and need to be released from the pressures we place on ourselves. We may seem stuck now, but God can work in the light and in the darkness, we just need to step back and trust Him.
This is a solid 3 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️
It’s a book that’s definitely worth reading at least once, particularly if you find yourself indecisive often. The light and conversational tone will feel like having a chat with a friend about the very same decision you are facing, and it will help you clear the muddle and focus on what you’re praying about far more clearly.
This book is available in a hard cover edition at CUM Books for R250.00
This review contains product gifted by CUM Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.