LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!!
MADE FOR THIS MOMENT LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! “Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight,” (Esther 5:1 NKJV) DECISIONS DECIDE DESTINIES, BUT ACTING ON THEM WILL GET YOU THERE “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22 NKJV) 3 ENEMIES OF ACTION PROCRASTINATE: Delay or postpone action PASSIVITY: Acceptance of what happens without active response or resistance PASSERBY (BYSTANDER EFFECT): Inactivity by assuming responsibility on others “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26 NKJV) 1. PRE-COMMIT PUBLICLY TO ACTIVATE A SUPPORT TEAM “Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king…’” (Esther 4:15-16 NKJV) 2. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY; SMALL WINS LEAD TO BIG MOMENTUM “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.” (Exodus 23:30 NKJV) “Another parable He spoke to them: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.’” (Matthew 13:33 NKJV) Life Group Questions What does “faith without works is dead” mean to you? Out of the 3 Enemies of Action, which one do you need to work on the most? How does pre-committing publicly help with reaching your goals? What little steps can you take now to achieve the BIG win?