The other day I was reading my Bible and this one line leapt off the page to me:
Why sit here until we die? (2 Kings 7:3)
Wow. I don’t know if this hit you like it hit me but immediately I thought in what area of my life am I still sitting?
And that’s what I want to ask you today: In what area of your life are you still sitting?
Is it a bad experience that happened to you five years ago and you are still living from that moment?
Is it a business idea that God given you that you are still sitting on?
Is it a new adventure God has called you into but you are still sitting in the same place because of fear?
If something is not moving or growing it is stagnant. God does not want your life to be stagnant.
This verse comes from a story about four lepers. The King of Aram had Israel under siege. The people inside the city were starving. And these four lepers realized that if they did nothing they would starve as well. Their options didn’t look so great but they realized that if they surrendered to the Arameans they might have a chance of survival.
The next thing that happens is quite amazing and I think it is a demonstration of what happens in the spiritual realm when we put action to our faith.
The lepers went to the Arameans’ camp to find that it was completely empty.
For the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!” So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives. – 2 Kings 7:6-7
That day Israel was delivered but it was all because four lepers decided to do something. What is waiting for you on the other side of your action? What is waiting for you on the other side of your comfort zone?
While in the wilderness Moses saw a bush that was burning but not was being consumed. It was an unusual sight so he decided to take a closer look. What is interesting in this passage though is that God did not call out to him until Moses was willing to take the action of coming closer.
When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” – Exodus 3:4
God is waiting for us to move and when we do He will move as well on our behalf. So, friend, don’t just remain sitting. As the famous Nike slogan goes, “Just do it.”