Many people are thinkers, few are actors. Be among the few.
There are so many times we get caught up in our plans for our lives and forget what makes goals so important is acting upon them. "Most of the problems in life are we act without thinking or we think without acting." (Unknown)
"Be great in act as you are in thought" (William Shakespeare). It's time to stop thinking, to start acting, to make a difference in the short life we have. "You only have one life in which to do everything you'll ever do, act accordingly" (Colin Wright)
Those who act are those who will be called the victors when time runs out. We are ambassadors for Christ, the King of the universe; the battle is already won but will we have been the ones that stood when needed, came when called, followed when ordered, loved when hated. Will we be among the few?
God promises hard not easy, hate not love, pain not comfort, embarrassment not praise and shame not glory. We butter up His promises, and than we act surprised when the road gets rough.
"I can promise you one thing, it's going to be hard, it's going to be the hardest thing you ever did. But right doesn't always mean easy; we take this road because it's the right thing to do, and we don't need another reason." (Alice French)
So yeah, speaking out against your best friend, the president or a stranger might be embarrassing, but it's no excuse to keep silent. Speak, for only you have the power to say what God places in your heart.
"Heroes are people who overcome evil with good..." (Oliver North) We need heroes today. Be one.
Stand tall, stand strong, stand among the few, stand, without a thought of turning around.
"Bravery is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith" (Unknown)
"...for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of the light." (Luke 16:8b) Often times this is true, Christians are usually the last ones to be politicians, lawyers, business owners, and the last ones to accept a new idea. But there was a time when Christians set the standard for lawyers and business men, they were the ones that were inventing new ideas they were the ones that kept politicians accountable.
So where are we now? Where are the Christian politicians? Well their at home to afraid to speak. Where are the Christian inventors? Well their at home sure that their ideas have already been taken. Where are the Christian business men? You guessed it, they're at home or working a "steady, safe" job. They are in short TO AFRAID TO SPEAK.
Now have all the Christians gone into hiding? Well The Western Conservatory, Answers in Genesis and The voice of the Martyrs is prof that not all Christians have gone underground, but are you among them?
Victors are those who create good plans and act upon them. Those who lose are those who bow the knee and nod their heads to everything.
Which are you? Make the decision now. Tomorrow may never come.