In-Action vs Action: In-action and action is… basically, the same thing… though each carry decidedly different results. Action requires a decision to do something. In-action requires a decision to do nothing.
Both decisions require the ‘same basic effort.’ To do… something, or to do nothing. One has to STOP and THINK… should I “do something” about this, or that? Or, should I “do nothing” about this, or that? We all heard the expression… “I’ve never thought twice about it.”
One may be a conscious decision; the other could be conscious, or unconscious.
Making an ‘unconscious decision is done in that precise manner…. Unconsciously…. Not dwelling on it, or the outcome. When one “never thinks about it,” then, he is subconsciously saying… “NO.” Most of us… make conscious decisions to do something, or to do nothing. We think about it for a period of time, and come up with a logical conclusion. Some can do it in a matter of moments, others…hours, days, or longer. Personally, the longer one dwells on “indecision”… then, they’re better off doing nothing. I think the longer one dwells… then the “less important” the subject matter is.
The more important the decision is… the more information one should have available in order to make an intelligent decision. Decisions involving spirituality… would be made on FAITH. We don’t have Christ standing before us, with ‘open wounds’ that proved to Thomas that He was, in fact, the Resurrected Christ. We have to accept that FACT on FAITH. The idea of ‘inaction’ does not enter the equation. ACTION is the ‘only acceptable’ conclusion.
We are told in John 6:29-35 – Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.” Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Think about it for a moment…or as long as you like….are we conscious, or unconscious? Are we taking ACTION, or In-Action… in our relationship with Jesus Christ, Our Lord God? Which is it?