James 02:17(AMP) ,So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].
The Saint of God has been called to live a life of and by Faith; see Habakkuk 02:02b (KJV), “But the just shall live by His faith.” Our lead verse brings a lovely Truth in it; this life of faith is not one without action! It actually plainly states that faith that has no WORKS is INOPERATIVE and INEFFECTIVE. Selah!
If one was hungry and they sat down, and having faith, waited for the food to move from their kitchen store, prepare itself, then come to the dinning area, where they were, and into their mouths to satisfy their hunger, they would be considered fools. This, sadly, is the state of most believers. We excuse doing nothing with having faith.
The desire of God for the Believer is that they back up their faith with actions. You have faith that your business will grow but you must get up, plan and function effectively. You desire to get that promotion, you must be excellent in your performance. You desire success in your studies, you must get up and study. The biggest, you desire results in your ministry, you must be ready to work out your faith and execute your ministry excellently.
Faith is not a substitute for laziness and mediocrity. Faith is productive and effective only as it is put to work in every detail of our lives. Refuse to just profess you have faith, let real action back it up. Only then will you be effective. Praise the Lord!
Philippians 02:12b-13 (NIRV), So CONTINUE to WORK OUT your OWN Salvation. Do it with fear (awe) and trembling. God is working in you. He wants your plans and your acts to be in keeping with His good purpose.
Faith is PRODUCTIVE and EFFECTIVE only as it is put to work in EVERY DETAIL of our lives.
I will work out my faith in every area of my life. I will not just sit but I will let the faith I profess have actions backing it up for effective living