It’s the thought that counts…NOT!

Posted: May 15, 2012 in Thoughts
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A man by the name of John Hancock Field once stated, “All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas, and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action.”  In other words, that age old adage, “it’s the thought that counts” is not true.

Too many people declare to the world that they are perfectly content with the world by their actions.  Yet with their lips, they declare quite another truth.  They teach their children to complain yet not how to work.

The former CEO of GE, Jack Welch, said, “There are times when a leader cannot be this thoughtful, in-the-corner-guru.  You cannot be a moderate, balanced, thoughtful, careful articulator of policy.  You’ve got to be on the lunatic fringe.”  Far to many people get stuck in the thinking phase and never move to the action phase.

A man name James wrote this in the New Testament of the Bible, “But someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works.'”  It is time we stop telling people what we believe and start showing them what we believe….

If we say Christ desires us to be compassionate then how are we showing compassion?

If we say Christ desires us to extend forgiveness then how are we extending forgiveness?

If we say Christ desires us to live a sacrificial life, then how are we living sacrificially?

If we say Christ desires us to boldly proclaim the Gospel message, then when is the last time we did?


It is time we stop talking about being Godly and stop talking about doing the right thing.  In the words of Nike, “Just Do It!!!”


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