Just Do It
John 12:24 (NIV)
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
I will just go straight to the point today and say: Let go of the fears that you have, die to self and after that, start small. Don’t ever despise humble beginnings for they are like the seeds that are sown on fertile ground. They may not look like they are growing at all at first glance but the truth is that they surely are. God always reminds us through His own means and ways to stay humble so that we may have a spirit that is teachable and workable, and as long as we stay open and more importantly, expectant, I tell you now that the harvest is abundant and plentiful for those that wait upon the Lord. God is a wonderful God, and He does not do things so that you can have the good. No, He wants you to have the best, again not just to keep it for yourself but so that you are empowered and made able to fill those empty jars that are around you.
Do you know that all of us are called to be missionaries for Christ? It is written in all the four Gospels of the Bible and it cannot be any clearer than that. You may not literally have to go to another country to be a missionary but the fact that God has placed us wherever that we are now is an indication that that place is our mission field, a land that is barren and waiting for someone to sow and to cultivate. Moving beyond this, important as it is to know what we have to do, the subsequent actions that we take are of even greater importance. You can have the knowledge that the seeds you hold in the very palm of your hand have the potential to grow into an enormous tree but until you loose them onto the ground, nothing will come to pass. Many people find this particular step hard and I can definitely say that I can relate to that. You see, there can be a thousand and one reasons why people feel this way but I think one of the more common one is the fact that they are just afraid of judgment. What would people say? How would they react? Those are some standard questions that run in our heads whenever we are prompted to share about Christ or maybe to just invite someone to church. What I have learnt is that as you begin to walk closer and closer with God and to just depend on Him, you come to the realization that you do all these things because you just love God so much. It’s not about what kind of reactions you get but what kind of potential you are sowing into this person’s life if you can get your words out. You have to understand that you are standing in the balance between the dead and the alive, that the words you speak forth have the weight and power to bring someone to the other side.
When you couple all that with an attitude of expectancy and belief, God is sure to deliver His promises. So instead of living a mundane life, going to work and coming home to sleep, rinse, lather, repeat, may I suggest you just take a little more time to pray this week and ask Him for revelation and dreams, then get excited for God and for the things He is going to do through you. Sometimes, it really is inevitable that thoughts of doubt come into our heads, but we have a choice whether to take the thought and make it our own or not. The best advice I can give thus far is that whenever these thoughts come: just do it anyway.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that You were the one who called me into being and You only want what is best for me. Lord, I pray that even as I dedicate and consecrate the life that I have to You, You be the One to guide me and teach me more about You and how I can serve to be a greater blessing to every person whom I meet. I pray for dreams and visions that are from You, Father, that I can come alive and get excited because of all the things You are going to do through me. Give me a heart of compassion, to look past the fears of judgment that I have and to see that I am the one who stands in between You and the people whom You love. Thank You once again, Father, for being ever so faithful and good in my life. In Jesus’ Most Mighty Name I pray, Amen.