“DO NOT MERELY LISTEN TO THE WORD…DO WHAT IT SAYS” James 1:22
Be Passionate, Proactive and Persistent
Question: Are you afraid to say, ’Lord, I’ll do anything you want me to do,’ in case he sends you somewhere you don’t want to go, or asks you to do something you don’t feel ready or qualified to do? You’ve got it wrong! The Bible say’s God’s will is ‘good, acceptable and perfect’ (Romans 12:2). Now, while God’s will is ‘good,’ it’s not necessarily easy. But he will give you a passion for it. When Jeremiah tried to stop speaking about the Lord, he said God’s Word became like a fire shut up in my bones’ (Jeremiah 20:9). A God-given vision sets your heart on fire. You begin to see things you never saw before and get excited about them. You may have failed in the past, but God can take your chapters of failure and write a story of success. But it won’t happen if you’re just sitting on the side lines. The Bible says, ‘Do not merely listen to the word….Do what it says’ (James1:22). You’ll get a passion for God’s will once you start doing it! And when it happens, you will say, ‘This is what I was made for.’ When you have a compelling reason for doing something, and you know God is watching and smiling on you, it makes all the difference in the world.
Excerpt from “The Word for Today”.