Sitting back, doing nothing and saying nothing is not a characteristic of a Christian, but what one would call, being passive. Passive accepts what happens or what others do, without an active response.
When we are passive, not wanting to do anything in certain areas in our life, that we should, we are giving ourselves over to satan, and allowing him to rule over us. We are keeping ourselves from doing what God wants us to do. We are keeping ourselves from reaching our full potential.
When we think we are doing nothing wrong, when we say; we didn’t do anything, because we are doing nothing, makes us correct. But, our actions, our behavior indicates we are not correct. Because the problem is, we did nothing.
Being passive is being fearful. We don’t say anything, because we fear of hurting someone’s feelings, or because one may think we took someone else’s side. Or, of what one may say. We shouldn’t fear saying or doing the right thing. Fear is not of God.
Know, that God is in you. Ask Him to teach you what to say, and to tell you what to do. He will guide you. Step outside of fear, and step into faith.
Romans 7:19 (KJV) – for the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
II Timothy 1:6-7 (KJV) – wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Luke 12:12 (KJV) – for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
John 16:13 (KJV) – howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) – now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.