It recently occurred to me that I might have a default answer for every matter in this existence on earth.
Needless to say, I was surprised – and more than just a little bit so!
It didn’t matter very much what the question was, my answer by default was “No”.
Like that son in the Bible who eventually did his father’s bidding after he’d said no earlier, I find I’m always doing things after I’ve said no earlier.
I’ve also found that I’m not the only one who says no before they even understand what they’re saying no to.
Since we eventually get round to doing things in spite of that default answer, we would have been just fine, except there are more than a few times when we don’t get the chance to take hold of opportunities after they’re gone; times when we miss opportunities before we’re even thinking or seeing straight.
It’s true what they say:
Time and tide wait for no one.
Sometimes though, the speed at which they fly by can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Still, we are inexcusable!
It might help to prepare the horse before the battle; to consider our options and be responsible with the choices we make.
Sometimes, some things just happen before we even know they’re happening – and we cannot be too careful.
So the next time you have to give an answer, stop a while and make sure that it’s not just a default answer you eventually give.