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Be a Doer Not a Fusser
by Rusty Kuhn
7/25/2014 / Devotionals
Clearly our current world is in utter chaos. Everywhere we look things are out of order. Almost every form of immorality is readily accepted in our world today while those who stand up for truth and righteousness are lambasted and ridiculed. This fear of being lambasted and ridiculed then leads many to cower down in silence or even switch sides joining the majority. Those who refuse to cower down and are willing to stand firm at all costs are often left at a loss as to what they are to do. Unfortunately, in our midst, I see a lot more fussers than doers.
I can often add myself to this list of fussers. After all, fussing is an easy task. We frustratedly watch the news and fuss. We get on social media and our blogs and fuss. We find time to fellowship with friends and family eating our meals or sipping our coffee and fuss. We assemble in town hall meetings or rallies and fuss. We even go to our churches to fussing. What has all this fussing accomplished? Other than making us angrier, more discouraged, and more frustrated, it hasn't accomplished anything, nor is it going to accomplish anything.
We need to understand two simple principles. First, we are in a spiritual battle, not a political battle, a social battle, or even a moral battle, it is a spiritual battle. Second, since those who are in the majority are spiritually blinded fighting a political, social, or even a moral battle is an utter waste of time. We need to fight this spiritual battle with spiritual weapons.
Fussing is not a spiritual gift or a spiritual weapon. God hasn't called us to be fussers; He has called us to be doers. James 1:22 says, "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves." God has called every Christian into actions. As a Christian none action is none optional. If you are not being a doer of the word as a Christian in action you are deluding yourself and are a major part of the problem.
There is only one thing that has the power to transform darkness into light, wickedness into righteousness, and chaos into order. That one thing is not only a spiritual weapon but the greatest and most powerful spiritual weapon we have at our disposal. It has the power to transform lives, communities, societies, cultures, governments, and nations. This is a biblical and historical fact. This limitlessly powerful spiritual weapon is the gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Repetitively the bible calls Christians into action. Clearly the bible calls all Christians to share their faith. The only way this world will be transformed is through the gospel. Again, this is not only a biblical fact but a historical fact. Another fact is that the reason the world is in such chaos is due to the fact that so few Christians are standing firm and sharing the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.
Imagine for a moment, every Christian in the world standing up and boldly sharing the gospel message of Jesus. Yes, there will be a major push back from the wicked. This is another biblical and historical fact. But, at the same time there will be a great spiritual awakening with the gospel penetrating the hearts of the hearers resulting in a mighty harvest of souls reaped for the kingdom.
You might be asking yourself, "I am an individual, what can I do?" You can have an impact on your church, and your community, your community and your church can then have an impact on your city, your city can have an impact on your county, your county can have an impact on your state, your state can have an impact on your nation, and your nation can have an impact upon the world.
That's exactly what happened with the 120 that were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. That small group eventually had an impact on the whole world. They had an impact because they were doers of the word. They obeyed the call Jesus gave them in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Again, this isn't just a biblical fact, which is sufficient in and of itself, but this is a historical fact found in the historical record throughout church history of Christians being doers of the word.
Or you can continue in your state of fussing. The only problem with that is you will eventually have less and less people who will listen to you because there will be more and more cowering down or switching sides. And, the world will continue to get worse and worse because nothing is being done-except for fussing.
Rusty Kuhn is the founding pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Nicholson, Ms. and the author of Reclaiming the Land: God's Formula for Revival.
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