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It’s Time to Take Action (2)

It’s Time to Take Action (2)

Cartoonist Jonny Hawkins drew a sketch of five board members sitting around a table at the annual church business meeting. One says, ‘I see our church’s biggest problems as communication and procrastination.’ To which a fellow board member replies, ‘I vote that we postpone this discussion till next year.’ We smile at this joke, but you know it’s the truth, don’t you?

In yesterday’s daily devotion we discovered that the first step to success is: Do something!

Now let’s discuss the second step:

2) Do something today. Runner, author, and cardiologist George Sheehan puts it this way:

‘There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down—until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.’

If you want to achieve your God-given dream, you can’t allow yourself to be one of those people!

‘How can I avoid it?’ you ask.

By doing something that will move you forward today! You can’t fulfil your dream all at once. You have to get there in steps, and the only time you can actually take a step is—today.

German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said,

‘Each indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do, or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has power and genius in it.’

So before the sun sets today, do something that will move you further toward your dream.

‘His heart is established; he will not be afraid.’  Psalms 112:8 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

September 15th, 2014

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