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Don't just sit there when you can move. 

Why? Because faith without putting some effort behind it, is dead (James 2:14-26). Nothing will move in our lives if we don't move. 

God didn't just create us to wait around for something to happen. He created us to make it happen. Remember, we can do all things through Christ who gives us the strength (Philippians 4:13). We can't just stand around and hope upon hope that our chance may just come around. We may be waiting forever. It amazes me when we say we are faithful that God is going to do something, but we don't make a faith move. Nothing. We just sit there like a bump on a log. Although I am far from achieving all that God has for me, I had to bust a move to get something going. I had to finally sit down at my laptop and start writing in order for progress to happen. Did I know exactly what I was going to write? No, but as a result there's momentum, albeit it, slow. 

Not much would have happened had I not started this blog. There would be no ebooks, no In Sharon's Heart social media, and no encouragement for people. There would be none of that, because I would have still been laying on the couch talking a good game. But today God is ensuring there is much more, because I went out on faith and I trusted Him. Yet, at the same time I still have to "wait" on His timing. 

Ut oh, did I say wait? Yep, I sure in fact did. I'm not talking about the lazy wait. I'm talking about the tarrying wait. There's a big difference. Tarrying means works, it means making some positive motions to go forward. It means getting off the couch or out the bed and starting something. It doesn't matter how small. Tarrying means we do our part and God does His part. It means not giving up. It means giving God something to work with. It means using those oars to row! until you get to the shore. Take a few breathers then move on to dry land to continue on and never stop.

You got it? Waiting -- tarrying -- whatever you want to say, means using all you got to get all you want. It will not come any other way. It doesn't matter how much we pray, fast, and seek God. We need to put movement and elbow grease behind our faith. Otherwise it's simply hoping and wishing.
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