Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Just GO - 31 Days


It's Five Minute Friday ... sort of.  Actually, every day in October feels like Friday, because I'm participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.  Click the logo at the bottom of this post for more information.

Today the writing prompt is GO.

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I used to be up for any adventure, any time.  I didn't think twice about driving three hours, alone, to go to a race.  I would have tried skydiving or bungee jumping.

Now?  I'm a lot more cautious.  Maybe it's because I'm older, or maybe it's because I have a family who depends on me.  Either way, the only way you're going to get me to jump out of an airplane is to give me a giant push.

Sometimes I need that push to do even ordinary things.  I get anxious over some of the dumbest little things.  My husband gets so frustrated at times, because he says, "Just GO!  Just DO it!  What's the big deal?"  He's right that all the procrastination only makes it worse.  When I finally get to doing whatever it is, I'm relieved that it wasn't as bad as I'd imagined.

I think sometimes ... a lot of times ... when the Lord is leading me to do something, I have that same kind of resistance.  I say, "Whatever You want me to do, Lord!"  But then it's "Wait--You want me to do what??"

"Just go talk to that person."

"Just go offer to [do whatever]."

"Just call."

"Just DO it."

"Just GO!"

Like, really, God?  Am I really the best person for this job?  Surely there's someone else....

But as with Moses--and like every other time in history--God was right.  He doesn't send us to do anything without equipping us to do it.  Trust Him, right?  And remember always that

I can do all things through him who strengthens me . (Philippians 4:13, ESV)

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3 comments :

  1. I used to be more adventurous...
    I wanted to ride a hot air balloon...
    I wanted to skydive... I wanted to travel Europe...
    But then I became a mom... and I wanted to live to watch him grow up... so all that adventure took a back seat to being cautious... and I would not trade it for anything...

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  2. I had been struggling whether or not I should share my faith on my blog (ie, not listening to what God was telling me), until my friend texted me this: God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called. What a relief that His plan is perfect and He will equip us as we obey his call!

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  3. I'm still a little adventurous, but to a certain degree. I'll never knowingly do something that's deadly, or potentially life threatening, because I have my children and grandchild to think about.

    I can be a procrastinator as well - some little things can be so daunting. For instance, I shun making phone calls especially biz calls. I get tired on the phone, often frustrated, hot (!) and tired of holding the phone. (I know, crazy. Lol)

    Keep being led by God, my sweet friend, you're on the right track.

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