Five decided to jump off.
How many were left?
If you said seven, congratulations—you are excellent at basic math! However, that answer is not correct. You see, deciding to do something often does not make it happen. For all we know, those five frogs might still be sitting on the log…
How often have you had good intentions, maybe even decided to do something, but it still hasn’t gotten done? Are you still waiting to:
- Read a particular book
- Go back to school
- Spend quality time with your child, spouse, or other family member
- Take a vacation
- Re-connect with an old friend (or reach out to a new friend)
- Make amends for something you have done that hurt someone
- Get back to church or another place of worship
- Try a new hobby
- Learn a new skill
- Save for retirement
- Lose a few pounds
- Write a note to your child’s teacher or someone else who could use a word of encouragement
- Give a donation to a worthy cause
The number of hours in a day is limited to 24. That’s the same for all of us, every day. What we do with those hours helps to determine whether we make waves, or continue to sit on the sidelines.
I’ll close with a humorous reflection on the need to do more than just “deciding” to do something:
“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold…but so does a hard-boiled egg!”
As we close out the year 2016, I challenge each of you to decide to do something worthwhile…then jump in head-first, out of your comfort zone, into the great adventure of possibility!
Check out James 4:17 to see what it has to say about this!