We’ve all heard the expression that “talk is cheap” and “actions speak louder than words.” When we do the workout, the only time we talk about what we will do is before the timer starts. Other than that, everything else is associated with an action.
The gym is where we put our skills to the test as competitors, pushing ourselves beyond our limits and proving our worth through actions that speak louder than words ever could.
When we take action and set an example for others, we help inspire them to be better versions of themselves. Former NBA player Kobe Bryant said, “Don’t talk about what you’re going to do, just show me.”
James 1:22 provides this counsel to us. “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” This Scripture is telling us to be doers, not just people who pay lip service to God. James also reminds us that we don’t actively practice what we believe, we are deceiving ourselves.
How do we act out our faith as believers? Simply by doing things that God has asked us to do in the Bible.
1. We read our Bibles with purpose and the desire to increase our spiritual well-being.
2. We sincerely pray to God and build a stronger relationship with Him.
3. We serve others in our community when we can, exemplifying the same kind of love that Jesus has for us.
4. We set a good example for others, so they know we are believers and feel welcomed by us.
And remember that we can be doers for Him when we trust that he will take care of us. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
So don’t talk about what you are going to do whether it is in the gym or regarding your faith, go out and do it.
1. Commit Philippians 4:13 to memory.
2. Write down one thing you can do to be more intentional in your actions for Jesus.