Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Thinking of doing ≠ actually doing

Here’s something I’ve learned: we sometimes get stuck between honesty and action because we confuse our feelings with actually doing something. We trick ourselves. We believe that because we feel differently about something, we are actually doing something—even though we haven’t actually done anything yet. So we spend our lives with good intentions and strong feelings, but we never actually get around to leaving the pigpen.—AHA Student Edition electronic edition

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I've seen this many times over the years in various people—and I've been there myself far too many times! Lord, don't let us settle for thinking about acting instead of acting! Light a holy fire under our butts!
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