Over thinking vs action

A silly competition was set up for Master Business School participants, the marshmallow challenge.

A team is task to build the tallest possible structure using 20 pieces of dry spaghetti, a ball of string and a marshmallow.  The MBA students argued about who had the greatest expertise to lead the group, then made blueprints of possible towers. They talked, reasoned, and tried to convince.  A group just out of kindergarten beat them.  They immediately set to action, trying, failing, and trying again.

The Christian life is not a marshmallow challenge.  Life is messy and decisions are hard.  Thinking and understanding are important.  Yet, inaction does not reveal faith. James 2: 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

The goal, to exercise our faith through action.