“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ When he saw them, he said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed.”

– Luke 17:11-15

Leaders must make hard choices. Whether you’re a manager, a pastor, or a coach, there is no avoiding the need to be decisive. Jerzy Gregorek, who is an Olympic trainer, once said, “Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” I don’t believe any truer words than these were ever spoken. But what is it that makes choices so hard? I think it’s a simple one-word answer: action

There are many Biblical examples of choices followed by action. For instance, when the lepers cried out to Jesus, “Heal me,” the Lord told all of them, including the Samaritan, to go and show themselves to a Jewish priest, which would have been a very difficult and uncomfortable thing to do. Similarly, when the woman with the issue of blood wanted to be healed, in order to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, she had to plow through the crowd and reach out for Him, something that was no doubt awkward for her. And, when Jesus put mud on the eyes of the blind mind and told him to go and wash it out on the Sabbath, he had to take action that was not only risky, but that also required him to disobey the law.

Friend, the thought I want you to inherit today is that you can break through overthinking by taking action now! Nothing pleases God more than faith, and faith is always expressed and made real through action. If you need a miracle or an answer from the Lord, just like the Biblical figures we looked at, don’t just believe that He can do it, affirm your faith by responding to your belief. Action and miracles go hand in hand, so start moving today and I am certain your breakthrough will dawn around the corner! Isn’t that wonderful news? 


Jesus, I want to break through overthinking by becoming a person of action. Empower me to embrace your courage as I move forward in your good plan for my life.


What actions might you need to take to affirm your faith in God’s promises? In what areas is He asking you to move?

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