“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (James 1:22, NIV)
Information. Inspiration. Perspiration.
Information is knowledge. God presents every person with the information that leads to life and peace.
Inspiration is the desire to act on that information. It is the bright light of revelation. It is the “I get it” moment. The devil attacks at the moment of inspiration to delay or to detour our engagement. These sidetracks (often very rational, convenient, and well-reasoned) are effective because they keep us on the sidelines or altogether away from God’s work and, thereby, damping the ardor of the Spirit at work within us.
Perspiration is the work of taking information — fueled by inspiration — to reality. Information and inspiration without perspiration is akin to having a construction blueprint and all building materials at hand, but never breaking ground. Nothing of either temporal or eternal value is established or sustained without perspiration.
Get informed. Get motivated. Get to work. – Luther