Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I was reading a blog which contained the video clip of Yoda and Luke Skywalker – where his ship has sunk into a bog and Yoda challenges him to use the force to lift it out. He says that he won’t be able to but “I will try” and Yoda says, ““No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
The Bible challenges us to be doers of His Word and not hearers only.
What does this mean for me today?
I need to trust the Lord, to really believe that He does have good plans for us and that He wants to help us to achieve those plans. I believe that one of the plans He wants to achieve in me is the ability to write engaging and encouraging blogs.
Why am I saying this?
I have an opportunity to learn how to maximize the benefit of what I am writing in order to make a greater impact on our lives as we grow to become more like Jesus.
How was I Challenged?
By two sentences in a blog posted by Michael Hyatt – “The point is that when we say we are trying we don’t really have to do anything. It also provides us with an excuse for why we didn’t accomplish the outcome we say we want. —- Do you understand the difference? You either do something or you don’t do it. Trying is really the same as not doing it. It just makes it easier for us to let ourselves off the hook when we fail.”
What is my next step?
I have decided to take the challenge – I will be a doer by a) trusting in the Lord fully (by praying and talking to Him a lot) and b) by taking some practical (meant to apply) training that will improve my ability to write and present the information in an engaging manner.
I want to intentionally do my best to become a better person.
Are there any areas in your life, that you would benefit from moving into an action mode of doing? I would like to hear from you – Click the “leave a comment” button at the bottom of the page