Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
— 1 John 3:18
Larry Walters was an adventurous soul. One day, he went to the local army surplus store and purchased 45 used weather balloons. He filled them up with helium, tied the balloons to a lawn chair one by one, and strapped himself in. Armed with a BB gun to shoot the balloons and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Walters took flight.
He only expected to ascend about 100 feet, but quickly found himself 11,000 feet in the sky and in the middle of the air traffic pattern of Los Angeles International Airport. Too scared to shoot the balloons, he stayed airborne for over 2 hours, prompting an airport shutdown.
When he was finally safely grounded and cited by the police, a local reporter asked him, “Why did you do it?”
Walters responded, “Because you can’t just sit there.”
While misguided, the spirit of Walters’ comment is spot on. As believers in Christ, we can’t just sit there. Whether old or young, rich or poor, in good health or bad, we can’t ever use our circumstances as an excuse to just sit there. We have to get involved in God’s purposes!
Don’t just sit there. Get involved in God’s work. Make intentional time to encourage others in their walk with Christ. Share Jesus with the lost. As long as you’re breathing, you have a mission!
Ask God to show you how He wants you to be involved in His purposes on earth.
Questions for Thought
Why do you think many people are content to sit and do nothing for the Kingdom?
How do you feel God might be calling you into action for His purposes?