The definition of action is the act of doing something or something done. Action requires a decision. There are so many of us want to do the right thing. We want to join a small group. We want to work some steps that will bring healing or change. Deep down we know we need to be accountable. Then on the other hand we don’t know if we want to. It may be scary or too much work. We are wishy-washy. We are not hot or cold but rather lukewarm. We can’t make a decision one way or the other. That in itself is making a decision. There is someone in the Bible like that; his name is Pilate. He did not want to condemn Jesus and he also did not want to upset the people. He sent for a wash basin and washed his hands clean of it. That was his way of saying I decide not to decide. Guess what Pilate you made a decision. We know there is action that needs to be taken but how do we start. Almost everyone knows the difference between right and wrong, but most people don’t like making decisions. We just follow the crowd because it’s easier than making the decision to do what we know is right. We all will face many decisions in our lifetime that require us to take action. How will we choose to approach them? We need to pray the prayer the psalmist did when he said, “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Psalm 143:10). Not every action we take will turn out to be the best choice. But here is some sound foundational advice to start with: Proverbs 3:6 tells us, “In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” I would much rather take action and fail horribly doing what I feel God was leading me to do than sit back, take no action, and miss it all together. Are we going to turn our lives and wills over to the care of God, or are we still going to try to be in control of our lives? If we are to go and grow to be all that God called us to be We Must Take Action.
Today is the day I will take action to move in a positive direction towards God! Today is the day I will recover!