Do Your Actions Match Your Words?
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Do Your Actions Match Your Words?

Actions speak louder than words.

3344
Do Your Actions Match Your Words?
Intentional Living Center

Words and actions tell a lot about a person. However, as the common saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Now think about that--do your actions always match your words? Are the thoughts and beliefs you hold true about yourself visible in your everyday actions to the person who may not know you? If not, what can you do to make sure that your actions start to match your words?

Everyday we tell people things about ourselves. We are passionate about a topic, we want to see change in the world, we work hard, or we live and lead a Godly life. But how many of these things are actually true? Self-reflection on these topics is definitely needed at times, because if our actions do not match our thoughts then we are not only letting others down but we are also letting ourselves down as well. We are setting ourselves up for failure if we state the words that we believe to be true but do not fully enact them into our actions and our daily lives.

When we tell people that we want to see change in the world, what are we doing to be that change? We can't just sit by and expect the change to happen all on its own. If we want to see that change, then there is a chance that the change may start with us. And even if it doesn't turn out like expected, then we can say we at least played a small part in trying to get it to where it was. Let your words match your actions. Help be that change. Who is to say that we can't be the biggest part of the change and affect the entire world? Somebody has to do it, so why not us? Let your actions match your words--be the change that you want to see in the world.

Another problem that there seems to be in actions matching words is in our faith. Do we really live the style of life that the Bible wishes us to lead? Most people can say, well, "probably not." We may understand what God's Word says, and we may think that we are behaving in a way that would please Him, but there are very few people on this earth who live their lives 100% in a way that would please God every single day. It's almost impossible to do, because none of us are perfect, but we can sure try, and we should try. Every single day we should look to match the words that we believe with our actions. We can do this in so many ways--by spending time in the Bible, by praying and listening to God, and by giving control of our lives up and letting Him be in charge. Let God help you in matching your actions to the words that you speak and believe in your heart each day and you will not be disappointed.

Each day, think about the words you are speaking. Think about what you tell people, think about the morals that you have for yourself, and think about your faith. Do your actions match your words? If they don't, what are some things you can do to finally get to that point? How can you make that personal change in your life each and every day?



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How I Went From Pro-Life To Pro-Choice

"No one can make you do this."

971
msra.org

I was raised in a strict, Irish-Catholic family. My parents and grandparents, even though I love them, instilled many beliefs in me that I came to disagree with as I grew older, things like "homosexuality is weird and wrong." I eventually rejected many of these ideas once I began growing into myself, but there was always one belief I let ring true well into my teen years: abortion is the murder of an unborn baby.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Trip to The City of Dreams

In a city that never sleeps, with constant bustling and hustling in the streets, my friend and I venture out to see what the "Big Apple" is all about.

585
Trip to The City of Dreams

There are so many ways for one to describe the beautiful city of New York. It is breathtaking, exciting and alive all in one. Taking a trip here was absolutely the adventure of a lifetime for me and I'm so grateful to have gotten to see all there is to do in the "City of Dreams" with one of my best friends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

a God story.

testimony.

5052
a God story.

many of you have someone in your life you admire the most. a parent, a superhero, a celebrity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Religion

God, What's Next?

What you're probably asking yourself during your season of waiting.

4514
God, What's Next?

We spend most of our lives waiting for something. Maybe you're waiting for a job opportunity to open up, or for a professor to email you back because you procrastinated on your assignment, or maybe you're waiting for the next chapter in your life to start. Whatever the case maybe be for you I want to let you know that your season of waiting is not in vain! It may seem like it but your season of waiting is a crucial part in your walk with Christ. You may not have a walk with Christ and I encourage you to be open to starting a relationship with him but even your time of waiting isn't in vain. Waiting is a hard thing to do but it is so worth it in the end. The Bible even tells us this in Ecclesiastes.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea

After all, laughter is the best medicine.

3273
Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea
Libby Redd

Sometimes all you need is a weekend to be in the presence of your best friends.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments