Today God is speaking to me about the need to move beyond planning and preparation to actually taking action.
David could fight all the lions and bears he wanted, he could talk about Goliath, he could collect stones all day long - but at some stage he had to step onto the battlefield, face the giant and let the rock fly.
It’s easy to get stuck in the “paralysis of analysis“. While preparation is critical to success, we will never fulfil our purpose unless we actually do something - make that call, show up for the job interview, audition for the role, try out for the team, start the new organisation or business. Signing up is not enough; showing up is everything.
The Bible says faith without works is dead. In other words, genuine faith in God will always be demonstrated through activity. It is risky, you might fail, you could be rejected - that’s why it takes faith.
Today, stop procrastinating and putting off what you know God has called and equipped you to do. Hurl the stone!
1 Samuel 17:48-50
“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.”
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”