But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.James 1:22-25 (ESV)
God has brought to my attention that I like being a Hearer, more than I like being a Doer. Not so much as it pertains to him, but as it pertains to life.
My husband is a Doer. He gets up in the morning and starts doing whatever needs doing. Me, I have to think about it, plan it, talk about it, and think about it some more. I enjoy learning, but not the homework. I like coming up with new ideas, but working them out turns me into one big procrastinator.
So, what does a Hearer do to become a Doer? It’s pretty obvious, right? Just do. Do the homework for the course, even when it is hard. Make the phone call, even if I’m nervous. Ask the question, even when I feel uncomfortable. Stop overthinking and be brave enough to make mistakes.
That’s the clincher, I don’t want to look stupid and I don’t want to make mistakes. I think it’s time to get over myself.
Grace & Peace,