Have you ever thought about your actions? Sure you do. You tell your children, employees … discuss it in Sunday School – “Your actions speak louder than your words”.
What about your “IN”actions? When you do nothing … nothing at all. Life is inaction or action. You arrive with a blank slate … lights, camera, action. When you are sitting there doing nothing … the ‘camera’ (life) is still rolling.
When you come to a scene change (a fork in the road if you will), you make choices. As Christians we pray about our choices. Sometimes we have many choices for one road … many doors. We pray that God closes all but the right door. What if there are no doors, no forks in the road? You’re standing still, waiting on Him and His timing to open a door …show you the forks in the road … (as opposed to throwing up your hands and saying ‘woe is me’). When you’ve done all you can and are waiting on Him, this is not ‘inaction’ … this IS action.
Inaction is when you sit back and say, “God you’re going to have to do it all”, and you do nothing. Action is when you acknowledge you are at a dead-end or in a room with no doors, so you pray, you read His word and you wait on Him. This is ACTION at its most intense, its most suspenseful, …tension packed if you will. Trusting in the unknown next step because you know the final chapter is already written and you’ve won because you are linked with Him that won 2,000+ years ago (which in eternity time zone is probably like 2 minutes).
Take your blank slate today and as life rolls make sure that any “IN”action is action. Apathy towards life is ungodly. There is no room for despair, discouragement and gloom.
1 Thessalonians 2:12
1 Peter 4:19