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2023 02 18

Good morning.

John Maxwell says, "If you look over your shoulder and nobody is following you, you aren't leading. You are merely taking a walk." Similarly, if we have concern, vision, strategy and partnerships but no action, we are merely dreaming.

Paul reminds us of the bias to action in Ephesians 5:16‭-‬17 when he says "making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is."

While we need to make the most of every opportunity, we should gaurd against our impulsive desires. Being led by Holy Spirit helps us to distinguish God-appointed opportunities from accidental coincidences.

There may be times when God tells us to wait until He acts, but most times we are required to take the initiative and get on with the doing. So many people wait for things to happen and then wonder what happened. "Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

(Ecclesiastes 11:4)

As we enjoy a relaxed weekend "let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)


Mike and Daphne

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