As it turns out, they had a sale on copy paper and the required decision was the number of reams we needed. They had a special “one-day-only” price as well.
As it turns out, we did not need any copy paper at that time...so I decided to delete the email.
At first glance, though, the email seemed to be more than just an advertisement. At first glace it seemed to be important enough to warrant my immediate attention.
A couple of days later, I received another email from the same place with the subject of “Action Requested!”
This time, they were letting us know that several items we had purchased in the past might be running low and they were wondering if we needed to restock any of these items.
Companies use phrases like “Decision Required!” and “Action Requested!” to make it seem like you need to purchase whatever it is they are offering. But, truth be told, I decided not to decide (how much more copy paper we needed) and decided not to take action to restock the items.
And everything is still running smoothly at the church office. It didn’t really matter if we didn’t even think about how much paper we needed (I did check to see how much we had...it was a really good price). Deciding against stocking up on supplies we still had plenty of was an acceptable decision with few, if any, consequences.
But there is one decision required that has everlasting effects. That decision is the decision to make Jesus Lord of your life.
And, once you have made that required decision, further action is requested. You must faithfully serve Him for the rest of your life.
“Decision Required!” Have you made Jesus your Lord? Have you obeyed the gospel? Have you put Jesus on in baptism? To decide not to decide today is the same as saying no...how can you say no to the one who died for you?
“Action Requested!” If you haven’t been actively serving Him, maybe you need to restock your spiritual supplies. The best way to do this is through spending time studying His Word each day and praying everyday.