I live in the Southwest. Every summer around July through September, we experience what climatologists call “Monsoon.” Clouds build up in the afternoon and then a powerful wind followed by lightning and torrential rainfall. It can be spectacular. It can be dangerous. So far, this year’s monsoon is more of a “non-soon.” There are lots of clouds but no rain. Proverbs 25:14 says, “A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.”
When it comes to business, ministry, family, “you name it”, we are often more talk than action. Someone once said, “When all is said and done, there is more said than done.” Why does this happen? It could be as simple as “It’s easier to talk about something than to do something about it.” But my gut feeling is that the real reason is deeper than that.
Consider this: It usually takes sacrifice and commitment to do anything that’s worth doing. That means making an intentional decision to do what you say you will do. That’s hard but it’s possible. Paul put it this way… “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24