Unafraid to act

hamletRomeo and Juliet died of rushing things. Hamlet died of being overly cautious.

When the chance came for Hamlet to (rightly) avenge his father, he held back with a ridiculous worry. The perfect opportunity slipped through his grasp.

It’s good to not be rash, to pray for the right direction in life. But we can excuse our inactivity too much at times. There needs to be an urgency to act as well as a wisdom to wait on God. Strike the balance.

laurence6-44391Don’t be afraid to act. When God gives marching orders, be prompt. The kingdom of God needs no more wishers. It needs people unafraid of the call to action.

Because Hamlet failed to carry out the necessary revenge, ultimately he died. Because Christians fail to carry out God’s mission, the Spirit passes over them on to another. Or worse, what God wants to do in the Earth gets stymied.


12 responses to “Unafraid to act

  1. I am actually learning lots about this in midwifery school, as the decisions and quick actions I will have to make may sometimes be the life or death of a woman. I was in an IV class today, sticking my friends in the arm. I started on my second one, and when I got about 1/4 of the way in with the needle I stopped and took a quick breath because I was unsure of my placement, both my instructor and my friend whom I was sticking told me “No – go.” and I continued, finally getting her to bleed with some instruction. But the thing is, in a life or death situation, there’s no turning back and slowing down. You’ve got to finish what you start – and be sure you start well. Thanks for the confirmation! It’s encouraging.

  2. Good start is the sure sign of good ending.

  3. Planting Potatoes

    like the parable of lost coins where the guy just buried hist master’s money….rather than take a chance in faith that he could increase it….we can’t increase what God has given us if we are too afraid to move…

  4. Starting my blog was a challenge of fiath for me. I’m so afraid of failure! So thankful God has made it a priority in my thinking now. But that first step was difficult.

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