W. Clement Stone said, “I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.”
I confess I was one of those dreamers. In a classroom, when the teacher was presenting the lesson, something said would spark an idea in me. Off my mind would go! As a result, I often missed part of the needed instruction. A consequence was that my grades also suffered.
I learned the hard way that I was wasting a lot of valuable learning time. Years later, I recognized this tendency. Gradually, I learned to take control of my thoughts. I asked the Lord to help me defeat this problem. He caused me to see that I would have to take my thoughts captive. His Word reminded me that “We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5).
The tendency to allow my mind to drift did not go away overnight. I had to do what W. Clement Stone said. Take action – more than once! Ask the Lord to help you take action, so you do not miss important details in a conversation. Those details may be a vital asset for your life!
Yours in Christ,
© Dale Wentroble