Published July 1, 2014

Shelia Shares....
"Frogs On A Log"

In a management training seminar, the executives were admonished to make decisions and act on those decisions. The leader gave an example. "If you had five frogs on a log and three of them decided to jump, how many frogs would you have left on the log?"

The executives were unanimous in their answer. "Two."

The leader explained that they were all wrong. There would still be five frogs on the log. Deciding to jump and jumping are not the same.

In our Christian lives, often it is difficult to make decisions regarding future actions. We don't want to make a wrong decision. But, once the decision is made, do we follow through with actions or do we sit and do nothing?

The Bible speaks about how we live our lives. The works that we do demonstrate the words that we say. James 2:18b reads: "Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." As the current song by the Mark Trammell Quartet says, "Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks."

This need to act also applies to salvation. Romans 6:23 reads: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Salvation is a gift, but, as with any gift, we must accept it to make it ours.

II Corinthians 6:2 adds to this thought. "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

We can debate Scripture all we want. We can even make a decision about who is right. But, the important part is to decide that Jesus Christ is Who He said He is and invite Him into our lives. The decision without the action means nothing. Without a decision, we are still without a Savior.

Today, make that decision that is hanging over your head. Then, do what you need to do. Quit delaying that action. Follow through. Don't simply sit on the log with all the other frogs.

- Shelia

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