Over 1,800 years ago the Apostle James said that faith without works is dead (James 2:26 KJV). Those words have sparked numerous theological debates on the significance of works related to salvation. Though the purpose of this blog is not to debate theology (debating theology kinda sounds old and musty doesn’t it?) I do want to emphasize the truth of the Apostle’s words—faith without works is dead! Let’s put that phrase in more modern terminology—faith without corresponding actions is useless!! You gotta bust a move!
There was the story of the woman who went to her pastor to seek help about her husband. She informed her pastor that everyday her husband jumped out of bed as if he were jacked on caffeine. He would play motivating music loudly. He would say daily affirmation to himself in the mirror declaring that he was great and awesome and that he could do anything. The pastor was intrigued with what he heard and told her that her husband sounded as is her husband was a self motivated man. “BUT HE NEVER LEAVES THE HOUSE” shouted his wife.
The husband’s motivational catechism was a lot of hype. Though it felt good and look good, it was not doing him any good. Just buying motivational materials and going to self help seminars will not accomplish anything in your life. Until you take action nothing in your life will ever change. That’s right! Unless you take action nothing in your life will ever change. Taking action is the greatest thing you can do to get your life headed in the right direction.
Just being smart is not enough. You can be smart and have bad relationships. You can be smart and broke. You can be smart and obese. You can be smart and….you fill in the blank! Being smart is not enough. Taking action is what will break off the chains of mediocrity from your life and set you free. You cannot sit idly by and wait for change to land in your lap. Change will not happen just because you repeat positive affirmations every day. You must take consistent action to set things in motion that will change your life for the better.
You see where you want your life to be. You see the person you want to become. But this is the real world buddy. There ain’t no fairy god mother who is going to wave a magic wand and poof—you have your dream life. It just doesn’t happen like that. Real change and real results require real action.
There is an old proverb that says the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. That is how you must start on your journey to becoming a better you. You start by taking one step at a time. Take those steps everyday and you will arrive at where you want to be. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to bust a move!