Some of the things that holds us back is fear of making mistakes and fear of wasting time of our lives. We want to be effective especially in the new life Jesus Christ has called us into. In the end we want to hear our master Jesus Christ say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”–Matthew 25:21. Francis Chan says he made more mistakes by doing nothing compared to doing something. Though God did not allow David to build him the temple God was pleased with his heart’s intention. David was not perfect he had done so many mistakes. In fact the Bible is filled with imperfect people whom God used mightily. Many of us waste time on waiting to hear from God to do something. Chan’s question: was it God who said i should go on Facebook or watch TV ? yet i still so such things without hearing from God. The point is that we can decide to do something, unless God said you cannot do that.
This sermon/video holds some keys for one to live a practical life of faith. “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2 Peter 1:5-15. May God help me live a life of faith.