Is There a Hurry?
Is there a hurry? Yes and No.
Yes, in the sense that your eternal destiny hangs in the balance. No one is guaranteed another tomorrow. You are always just a heartbeat from death. So you don't want to procrastinate.
No, in the sense that even Jesus advised people to take the time to truly "count the cost" (Luke 14:25-33) and consider what taking this all important first step entails.
What if I’m not ready to proceed?
Make a list of the issues that you perceive to be barriers to your crossing the line into faith. Here is a possible set of headings:
Content issues. Do you understand the basics of the Christian message—sin, Jesus as God, sacrifice, faith?
Coherence issues. Are there intellectual problems you have with Christianity? Are there objections to the Christian faith that you cannot resolve in your own mind?
Cost issues. Do you perceive that a move into full Christian faith will cost you dearly? What fears do you have about commitment?
Let me encourage you to start meeting with a Christian friend to talk through these issues until they are resolved. Also, consider reading:
The Case for Faith, by Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
Basic Christianity, by John Stott
SOME OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES