‘Actions speak louder than words.’
This is a phrase I’ve heard countless times from my Momma. See, she’s my Sunday School teacher as well and there has been so many times during a lesson that she will ask the class, “what’s our phrase?” To which the class will respond (sometimes in that tone you use when your parents say the same thing over and over and over again…you know the tone) with “actions speak louder than words.” She would say this, because there are so many times in our life that we can easily say ‘I wouldn’t do that’ or ‘I’m going to do that one day’ or even ‘God wants me to do this thing but I’ll get to it later.’ The other side of this is that we say things on social media or we proclaim we are Children of God but yet don’t live that way.
We say it, we don’t live it.
In the book of James in the Bible, James talks about the works of Christians and how they need to be a part of our Christ-like walk. It’s so easy to say the words and not do the work. The work is hard, scary even and we let fear enter the arena and then we get unsure and uncertain and begin to doubt and think ‘did I really hear God right?’ ‘Did He really say that?’ ‘I don’t think I can do that.’ ‘Maybe God said something else or meant someone else.’
Tell fear to take a hike and push fear out of your way, let God lead and listen to Him. Don’t say no to Him. God’s got you and He’s not gonna lead you wrong. God loves you so much and He only wants what is best for you.
Follow Him. Let Him lead.
Don’t let your words be all you give God. Give Him your actions, give Him your all. God wants all of you, so let Him have your whole life, not just the easy parts. When God calls you to share Him, then share Him. Fully. Completely. All of you given over to Him and His calling in your life.
No matter what God wants you to do or where He wants you to work or where He wants you to go, then go. Live for Jesus out loud not just in words, DO what He wants you to do. Because only you can do what He is calling you to do. God’s Will will come to be with or without you, if it’s without you though you will miss out on a blessing.
When you accept Jesus, live for Him…out loud because like my Momma always says, “Actions speak louder than words” and she’s right. I used to live with just words alone and I lost friends and broke trust with others because I wasn’t living up to what I was saying. I would even tell Jesus and make Him ‘promises’ that I wouldn’t uphold and then would miss out on so much…so much. I don’t ever want to tell God to ‘wait’ or tell Him I’m only going to do part of what He wants. I want to do all He calls me to do, no matter what because I know He’s got me and He loves me and whatever He has planned for me is what is best.
God knows what’s best, so give Him your all and not just in words, let your actions be louder than your words.