Lots of us do a lot of learning through reading, play, podcasts, books, online sources, webinars, sermons, etc. The problem is that if we don’t do something with our newfound knowledge we lose the value of what we have learned. It has been said that if we don’t make a decision of what to do with new information within three days, we most likely will not do anything. I think that’s one reason why New Year’s resolutions often fail.
- Bruce Lee says, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do”.
- “Learning occurs at the point of application.” Barry Pettit
- “Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda
- “Just do it.” Nike
James 1:22-25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (NIV)
What information do you have that you have not yet acted upon?
What has your Bible reading revealed that you have not acted on?
What sin do you continue to do that you know is wrong and may be controlling you?
Today you can start changing your actions. You may fail, but then start again. Don’t give up!!