Godly Living

Devotion: Talking Versus Doing

“In all labor there is profit, but merely talking
about it leads to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23

God plants dreams and passions inside of each of us. As we experience Him through our relationship with His Son Jesus Christ, He leads us on. God wants to use the passions He has given each of us, to draw us to Him. When God places a deep desire in our heart to do something and we know it is something He is leading us to do at that moment, the follow through is called “obedience”. You know – it is what God is desiring you to do in His strength, yet it requires faith. A faith in Christ Jesus – who came to save you and lead you into a relationship with your Creator. A relationship with the God of the Universe, that is better than life. It’s a journey filled with adrenaline, a spiritual high, and the unknown. Just you and God.

Sometimes, we can find ourselves stuck where we can talk about the dreams we have, but spend more time talking than acting on those God-given desires. Prayer is to be our first line of defense – so we can do things in God’s timing. That’s when everything works out, for the better. . . We need to walk in obedience versus merely talking about it. When I started what is now “Grace Leads” I didn’t really tell many people about it – until it was nearly done. My song, during my teenage years, was “Dare You to Move”… If only, I would do something. Something. Anything. The first step is often the hardest, but it is where the profit (rewards) are found.

What passions has God planted within you?

Are you praying about what He is asking you to do at this moment?

Is He leading you to step out in faith?

Don’t worry about the possibility of utter failure. I know, I worry about it too. What if we could just get out of that mindset, and focus on our relationship with Christ – and taking that first step, trusting and knowing we aren’t in this alone! How would it radically change our move from thinking about what we long to do, and begin the process of doing this “soul thing” – the thing we long for – and God can totally use to lead others to Him.

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