Good Intentions Don’t Always Lead to Good Results

I once read a quote from John Hancock Field in a great point concerning accomplishments.  Field stated, “All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas, and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action.”

This thought truly resonated with my current work.  I feel as if our church has never had so many opportunities to reach the community, and I have never had so many ministry ideas to which the church could make a reality.  No matter how great the opportunity or the idea, I am beginning to realize that I can miss out on these gifts if I do not proactively set them in motion.  If I do not have the time to bring those ideas to fruition, I need to be able to ascertain whether that idea requires another person or a different time.

Mere good intentions do not always lead to good results.  Good intentions never helped transform lives.  We must learn to turn potential energy into kinetic energy for God’s Kingdom.  If you dream big dreams for God, don’t merely sit upon them – do something.  If you feel God calling you to do something great for him, what is the next step that you can do proactively to set it in motion?