Work and Believe

One spark of revelation, one creative flicker of intuition, one passing image of possibility. That’s all it takes to potentially move ourselves forward into a better place: physically, mentally, spiritually. We all have moments where an idea, or hope or inspiration springs upon our consciousness and invites us to embrace the vision as our reality. The only thing this revelation lacks now is muscle! Work! Movement! Action! It must be acted upon in order to become a reality. Newton’s first Law of Motion can be applied to our thought life: objects at rest, stay at rest; objects in motion, stay in motion unless acted upon by another force. So today if you have been inspired by a vision of possibility, don’t let your logic help you procrastinate. If you have seen the fleeting possibility, then work towards that today possibility today! Give yourself 10 minutes of real work on the vision. Is your inspiration a fitness goal, then get your body moving for 10 minutes. Is it a work related or creative goal, then do that one thing that you want to put off, and do it now! You can put the work aside after you’ve committed yourself to 10 minutes of purposeful attention. String enough days together of these 10 minute bouts of purposeful work and you’ll soon see your dream taking on form and dimension.

James 2:26 The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)


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