Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 37
Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6, Luke 22-23
“Boys, don’t get caught watching the paint dry!” This quote is from one of my favorite movies, “Hoosiers”. It’s said as the huddle breaks before the final play of a basketball game. Basically, don’t get caught waiting for something to happen. Make something happen.
Paralysis by analysis. Have you heard this phrase? It’s for people who look at a situation, see all sorts of scenarios, and just get stuck. They don’t make a move. There are too many choices, each one sounds good, but you can’t settle on one afraid that you might miss out on a more perfect choice.
I am one of these people. I used to think that if I made all the right choices and decisions and used the right words everything would go smoothly and everyone would be happy. But I sometimes I would get stuck in analysis afraid I would miss the perfect scenario. That is until I realized that the only person who did and said all the right things was Jesus. They killed him.
Solomon tells us that you can’t afford to wait for something perfect to land in your lap. People may be upset with you. You may make mistakes. But do SOMETHING. Don’t just wait. You never know what may work. Don’t wait for the perfect job. Try many!
God calls us to make disciples. Don’t wait for everything to fall into place. Just go out and do it. Do something. You never know.
Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)