“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” Bob Dylan
Knowing the truth has never really been an issue for me as much as doing it.
Just like my big bro, Paul the Apostle puts it;
“For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Rom 7:15 ESV)
The first line is very relatable but kind of funny coming from “big bro”, “…I do not understand my actions.”
I’m constantly battling with DOING the things I know I should do, like not putting things off until the last minute, like not doing my laundry on time, like not complementing (or more like flirting with) ladies so much so that they think I have an “interest” in them. So many things, a lot of the things I’ve come to learn and know. The concept of not giving into the urgent but setting priorities, the idea of sacrificing and doing somethings you might have to do so that you get to do the things you want to do. These and many more I know to do, but hardly ever do.
What About You?
Are You like me, knowing a lot but struggling to do them? Or you’re the type I admire and want to be like, doing it as you think it? If you’re in the latter category, then you’re alright, but if you’re in the former then join me to look at what Uncle James had to say about this;
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves… But the one who… being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:22,25)
We aren’t blessed in just thinking and knowing, but in the actual doing, our lives are a product of our most dominant thoughts and even if we know what to do and don’t do it, we have not made that thought dominate our minds and lives.
It’s one thing to think, it’s a whole other thing to do.
So I’m learning now to start translating my thoughts into actions and doing the things I know I’m supposed to do. It may not always be easy, but I’m learning.
To be the man I dream to be, I must not only think it, but I must also do it!
I’m joining the doers club now and getting better everyday, What About You?
Grace & Peace!