We hear people say, “Well, it’s the thought that counts.”
Maybe those are not the best words to live out.
I saw her drowning and I THOUGHT about helping but I don’t run very fast and by the time I got there it’d probably be too late sooo…
“Yes it’s our anniversary and I THOUGHT about saying something or getting flowers but you know, Honey, it’s the thought that counts!” (Yeah. How did that work out?)
I heard you were grieving the loss of your child and THOUGHT about checking on you but it’s probably not my business.
The teacher said this homework was due today but I’m sure she knows it’s the THOUGHT that counts so it’s an easy “A.”
I thought about Jesus and I think He is real and I THOUGHT about Heaven and Hell, THOUGHT about accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior and THOUGHT about being baptized under water… but my friends may laugh at me so… (By the way, He is real and we only have so much time to accept Him. We each have an earthly expiration date.)
Perhaps “It’s the thought that counts” is MESSED UP!! It is nothing more than a sad attempt at an apology, in my opinion.
Please do not misunderstand.
EVERY thought counts, for sure. The Bible says so. But action NEEDS to be taken.
DO something to help someone.
Listen for that tug at your heart to call or write to somebody.
Sometimes sitting quietly with someone who is hurting is enough. Sometimes there are NO words that will help a situation. And that’s okay. Sometimes just being there says more than words ever could.
Maybe the very thing that is taking up all your mind and energy today is actually the very thing you need to be focused on and it isn’t a distraction.
It’s what matters most today.
It’s what you do today that counts. Maybe you need healing. Then please do keep working on healing. This is okay and necessary for you and for people around you.
All I’m asking is that when the Holy Spirit nudges you and puts someone on your heart, please listen and do something.
In case nobody told you today, YOU MATTER. (I thought about telling you that today and now I did.)