I had such an awesome experience on the radio with the women of ENDURE in November. The interview was about why people do and do not take action. Here are my thoughts:
-In order to take action we must seek God first as to the direction he wants us to go and allow Him to reveal to us the plan He has for our lives.
-ACTION – the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim
WHY YOU DON'T TAKE ACTION:
IT TAKES PUTTING LEGS TO YOUR FAITH (WORK ) - Battle of Jericho – They marched around the walls for 7 days. No where does the Bible say that cracks started forming or that little bits started falling out. It just says that they marched and marched again and again and on the 7th day the wall fell!!!!!
BEING AFRAID OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF AND BEING SMALL IN YOUR OWN EYES- Giants in promised land – the men who were supposed to go scout out the land came back and said they couldn't go because the men were of great stature and that they were like grasshoppers in their own sight and so they were in the giants’ sight. As a man thinketh, so is he.
LISTENING TO NAYSAYERS – Matthew 10:18 – because of Me, naysayers and doubters will try to make an example of you. UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT GOD IS TELLING YOU ESPECIALLY WHEN IT DOESN’T FIT YOUR PLAN – Proverbs 19:21 MSG – We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION:
YOU WERE GIVEN THAT SPECIFIC VISION, DREAM, PURPOSE –
YOU ARE EQUIPPED - Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ
2 THESSALONIANS 1:2. MSG Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you're to be.
YOU HAVE A PARTNER - Deuteronomy 31:6. Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your god, He is the one who goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.
YOU HAVE A GUARANTEE – Proverbs 2:7. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield for those who walk up rightly
Psalm 84:11 – No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.