Today, one of my best friends Ernie, said a quote that I not only laughed about, but later realized had a lot of deep seeded truth to it. Now I know this quote isn’t straight out of the Old or New Testaments, but in many ways can relate to us biblically.
Ernie’s late Father Jim used to say, “Wish in one hand, crap in the other, and see which one fills up first”.
We all tend to live our life “wishing” don’t we?
We all wish we had a better job, nicer car, bigger house, better clothes, cooler friends (no dis on Ernie- he is mack daddy cool) etc. I often hear people even say I “wish” I could tithe more.
But what usually happens when we just wish- NOTHING.
What would happen if Christian Missionaries “wished” they could help someone in a third world country? What would have happened if Jesus would have only “wished” he could perform miracles? What would happen if we only “wished” we had cool churches to attend and volunteers to make them amazing?
Our ACTIONS are what drive us. Our ACTIONS are what insure we reach those who need us. Our ACTIONS are what insure we reach non believers. And, finally, our ACTIONS are what give us amazing places of worship to attend each and every Sunday.
That said, are you wasting your time holding a hand full of crap and “wishing” for something, or are you out there, taking ACTION and doing something about it?
I encourage you to read this blog I have linked….this is looking past “wishing” and taking action.