ACTION vs. INACTION

And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.

Ezekiel 22:30

Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. Nehemiah 2:17-18

 

The activity and inactivity of men both have incredible consequence. Take a moment and think back to some of the most distinct times of your life. They may include milestones like starting a family or making a significant job change. I can say that for me, none of them were ordinary circumstances that didn't require something exceptional from me. Either I failed to act, or I leaned into a significant challenge. My action and inaction defined many moments in my life. 

During Ezekiel's day, God looked for a man to act and stand in the breach. In that time in history, it was the inaction of men which led Israel to be destroyed. But Nehemiah did something. The walls had been broken down for over 100 years, and this leader got the people to rebuild the walls in 52 days. Both outcomes are extreme, but don't miss that action is the catalyst. Choose to do something, choose to stand in the gap. 

DO THIS TODAY: Take spiritual action.

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