Over thinking vs action
November 27, 2017
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.