Overcome Analysis Paralysis

Have you ever had an exciting idea? Perhaps you had an exciting vision to start a business; or you would like to do something charitable. However somewhere between the conception of your idea and its implementation, you begin to doubt whether your vision will work at all. Suddenly you begin to think of all the pros and cons; Suddenly you begin to focus more on the fear of failing to accomplish your vision; You over-think the negatives of your vision so much that you do not end up implementing your idea. You also become discouraged by the economic and the political climate. Therefore, what once started as an exciting vision full of potential and promise, eventually becomes a dead one.
I read somewhere that major corporations like Microsoft, FedEX, General Electric, Revlon, Burger King and HP were started in the middle of a recession. And we would all agree that these successful corporations have a plentiful – and profitable – harvest over many years. Therefore your external environment is never an excuse for one to become paralysed when it comes to positive decision making.

Why then, for some of us, do we allow our visions to die? Could it be a lack of faith due to Analysis Paralysis?

Hebrews 11:1 ESV.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Paralysis of analysis or analysis paralysis is defined as the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation, or citing sources, so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if a major problem arises. A person might be seeking the optimal or “perfect” solution upfront, and fear making any decision which could lead to erroneous results, when on the way to a better solution.

Romans 1:17 NKJV
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

God wants His children to live by faith. Often the enemy of faith is fear. Sometimes a person can be afraid to act in faith because he/she has been overcome by fear of failure. When a person is governed by fear instead of faith, such a person will not make a decision unless the outcome is 100% foreseen and 100% guaranteed.
However, in life, not everything is 100% guaranteed. Only God fully knows the outcome of all things because only God is all-knowing. Which is why our faith should NOT be in ourselves or in our money or in other people, but our faith should be in God alone because only God knows all things and only God can foresee all things before they happen.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

If you are to overcome the problem of analysis paralysis in your life, then it is important to trust and have faith in God. It is also imperative to talk to God about your vision, your ideas and your challenges. You will find that as you entrust the Lord with your ideas and concerns, then God will direct you.

Analysis paralysis may often happen in your life when you rely on your own wisdom and on your own understanding. Rather than overthinking your situation, rely on God to direct your path and to open the right doors and opportunities in your life.

TODAY. Have faith in God.

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