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Take Action Now Because Faith Without Work is Dead




It is wonderful to take action now, because faith without work is dead. When you take action now, you get moving in order to accomplish some goal or mission. Often people make plans and they think things will work out and that if they have faith enough. To be honest, sometimes that happens. However, in reality, it is more likely that faith alone will not take a person from dream to plan to success. Often faith alone is not sufficient to succeed, work is needed.

Faith is a good thing, a thing to be nurtured and cherished. However, faith alone, will not get your goals accomplished. The reason for this is because faith without work is dead. This means that all the faith is an ingredient in the recipe for success, but not the only thing needed. Things get done when work gets put in.. In order to get something done. If you have a dream, if there is something you plan to accomplish, don’t sit back on faith alone. Instead, take action now, put in the work and you will find that faith accompanied by action can work miracles.

By way of example, think about the story in the Bible that says faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain. According the words in the Bible, if a person has faith,  just a tiny amount of faith, she can say to a mountain move and the mountain could be cast into the sea. Often people who read these words concentrate only on the faith involved. However, if you look at the entire story, you see that the person has to do something, in this case, say something. The faith had action behind it. The mountain would remain where it sits until the action was taken, until it was told to move.


Look at things in your life through the eyes of faith in need of action. Have you written a plan for a new business venture that you just know will work? Good for you! Now take the next step and add some action to your ideas. Put some work behind your faith. Your faith that your ideas are good is a good thing, when you add work to that faith,  you have a great thing. Don’t be afraid of the work. Do not think that work diminishes your faith. Quite to the contrary, it is because you have great faith that you should put in great work. Inertia is an idea in science that an object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by some outside force. Your faith combined with work is a force that will propel you to keep moving forward to accomplish your goals.




In conclusion, it is wonderful to take action now because faith without work is dead. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, what are you going to take action now to make happen?

Janeane Davis

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  • Thank you for sharing this honest reminder. Sometimes I think we all forget that we have to put things in to action while praying.

  • this is an inspiring post and honestly i have no answer for your question i will have to think on it

  • A lot of people believe that if they have faith, that things will just happen. They have to do their part, too.

  • Without faith, we cannot please God and that faith should be accompanied by works. Saying we have faith is not enough, but we need to translate our faith into action. Faith should be strong enough in our lives that it will direct our behavior. :)

  • My mother has shared this with me since I was a child. Good thoughts do nothing without good works. Wonderful, motivational post.

  • I love the story in the Bible about the mustard seed. Very inspiring!

  • Thank you for this inspiring piece. It's a good reminder to act and not wait.

  • Thanks for the quote and story. I feel motivated to take action to achieve my dreams.

  • I totally agree with this. I see people all the time that go to church, but don't DO anything to show their belief in Christ the rest of the week.

  • So true, good things don't come to those who simply wait, good things come to those with the patience and perseverance to work until they accomplish their goals.

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