That is how many Christians are. They know God has given them a gift, a passion. They attend church, hear sermons, study the bible, the word for years. But they never do anything with it because of fear, time or commitment. They stay on the pew.
Our pastor used this analogy today. It may not be word for word but you get the point. I can't help but wonder what would happen if every Christian got off the pew and did what God called them to do. If this was the case I believe you wouldn't see many of us sitting on the pews because we would be in the world doing what God has called us to do. Taking care of the poor, the widow, the orphan. We would take the gospel to the world and put others needs before us. We would quit waiting for the church to meet our needs and go meet the needs of others.
This doesn't mean we all have to travel the world to do these things. You don't have to look far to meet these needs. Look around you. If you can't see one person you can help then your either in denial or don't care.
And not to get far of the track but I was watching Joyce Meyers and she was talking about what you could do to expect a miracle in your life. She said wiggle! Yup...you want a miracle, a change? Then wiggle! Move! Get going! Go for it! God will do His part but you have to do yours.
Life is much to short to sit on the bench or pew. God didn't put you here on earth to keep your buns warm! Go into the world and make a difference. Somewhere, someone is waiting for you.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive and inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24