There's A Time For Talking, And There's A Time For Action!

From what I have observed of school district bureaucrats over the past fourteen years, is that there's a lot more talking than there is doing [action]. To a bureaucrat, the more meetings you're in, the more important you are. So, if you attend six or more meetings per day, you are extremely important! (at least in their eyes).

American inventor and businessman Charles Kettering once stated that "if you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it" (source). In other words, if you want to kill any kind of creativity or creative thought, just put it in some kind of meeting, and it will become a certainty, that it will never come out of that meeting in the form of any action whatsoever. It will virtually die in-house.

Regarding President Donald Trump, American businessman, Mark Cuban believes that President Trump projects power and gets things done (see article). The writer of Ecclesiastes once stated that there is "a time to keep silent, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:7b). Sad to say, bureaucrats haven't figured out when to keep silent nor when to take action, but they do a whole lot of incessant talking!

Years ago, in a Clint Eastwood movie entitled, "The Outlaw Josey Wales," there was a sidewalk scene in which some Calvary men found out through a loudmouth snake oil salesman, that the outlaw, Josey Wales, was in town. Before Josey could leave town with some much needed supplies, the Calvary men confronted him on a saloon sidewalk. After both parties looked each other in the eye for a few seconds, Josey asked the Calvary men, "Well, are you going to pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?" In other words, "Are you going to stand there discussing the situation forever, or are you going take action?" (see video).

Jesus gave the first century disciples their marching orders in Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16. They took action and got the job done in the first century (Romans 10:18; Colossians 1:3-6,23). Beloved let's stop talking, take action, and get the job done in the twenty-first century, achieving that  same goal which Jesus believed could be done in saving the souls of men.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets


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