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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Getting Out and Trying Something New

In review of Ecclesiastes 5:7 it says, “Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words.”

Bottom Line:
Just dreaming about it but never doing anything is useless, empty words lead to ruin.

What this means to me:
It will never do me any good to just dream or talk about doing something, I need to set out and do it in respect and obedience to God.

In this world there are a lot of people who talk about their dream jobs, they have good intentions but never do it. What I’m learning is that there comes a time when you need to stop aiming and actually pull the trigger. I can’t wait for my ship to come in. It’s not, I’ll need to go and swim out to it.

This means instead of using excuses, I need to get out and try something.

I have to admit, that it would be much easier to take a little questionnaire where I can check off the boxes that will tell me exactly what God wants me to do. Thinking that it will reveal my dream job and life mission.

However, that questionnaire doesn’t exist. There may be some that seem similar, but it won’t work completely. This is because I have talents I don’t even know I have. The reason I don’t know is because I’ve never tried to use them.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 says, “Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words” (TLB).

In summary dreaming without working is foolishness. Often I need to experiment and test until I figure out what God shaped me to do; my dream job. Then, get after it.

Today I need to what things I’ve been dreaming or thinking about but never doing anything about. I also need to consider how I’m using my current skills and talents to reach my potential.

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