I’ve mentioned a few times now that I follow a writer named Seth Godin. He’s a business guy who writes daily thoughts expressing his perspective on the business world and entrepreneurial initiatives. I find him extremely insightful.
Take for example this post he shared last week called, “showing vs. telling.”
All the promises, explanations and asides in the world pale in comparison with what you do.
Too often, we forget that jargon and narrative exist to help shape our actions, not to replace them.
Words keep getting cheaper, which makes action more valuable than ever.
Here’s what gets me.
If a business guy can see the importance for action in an industry such as the business world, how much more important is it for us as Christians to be living this lifestyle for the salvation of souls?
”Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18
”What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? James 2:14
”Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22
Truth is, it is much easier to talk about our walk than it is to walk our talk. But Jesus never said go and sit around talking about all the ways you want to change to be more Christ-like. He said, come, follow me, obey me, love me, and through right relationship with me you will become a new creation. Old things will pass away and a new you will emerge.
But it’s all about action.
Action is key.
Our actions are what bring about real change.
So are you? Are you living your faith or are you merely talking about it?
Or as Seth Godin puts it, is your life more about showing or telling?