"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. (James 1:23,24 NIV). "
Each day, as Christians, we make choices regarding our relationship with Christ. We choose to be a spectator or a doer in this big world of Christianity. Think about that for a moment..... Strong words with powerful meanings.
SPECTATORS choose to basically do nothing. They remain in the same place doing the same thing, making no changes and no progress for the Kingdom of God. This creates staleness, boredom, no fruit, not even a smidgen of positive influence for Christianity. Spectators settle for total mediocrity in their Christian walk. Spectators may read God's Word but refuse to apply it to their lives in the way God commands.
On the other hand, if we choose to be a DOER we are stepping up to the plate and saying, "Here I am God. Use me however you choose to accomplish Your will for my life." Now that is doing something. Accepting the challenge to become a doer means accepting what God has for us each day of our lives. It means demonstrating boldness to step out even when the uncertainty of the unknown appears to be overwhelming. God is looking for willing vessels who are waiting to be used to accomplish what appears to be the impossible. He is ready to equip each of us to fulfill his plan for our lives. Doers are always active and busy doing things for the Kingdom. Doers are continually striving to do more for God, never becoming satisfied with where they are spiritually and never giving up even when the battle appears to be devastating. Doers are constantly seeking God's face for more of Him. Excitement and expectancy radiate from those who are genuine in their pursuit for Christ. Doers respond to God's Word and it is reflected in how they live their lives.
"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. (James 1:23,24 NIV). As we read and study God's Word the Holy Spirit places a mirror in front of us. He challenges us to look at ourselves so we can make whatever adjustments are necessary to be successful Doers.
Let's not wimp out on Christ. Accept the challenge to be a DOER. God has an awesome plan for you!