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Lord, Am I Getting Any of This Right?

Have you ever questioned whether you’re getting it right, doing what God is calling you to do?  I have;  especially when I find myself playing the comparison game, I mean really, Esther?  Ruth?  Deborah?

Deborah had it going on, didn’t she? Wife, prophetess, warrior, judge.  I’m exhausted just thinking about what her daily “to do” list must have included. Truth is, I’m sure she had days like we do, wondering if she made right decisions, praying for direction, hiding her bad-hair day under a scarf.  We know Deborah was strong, intellectual, and wise.  We also know she was human, willing, and faithful.

What about Esther, Ruth,….?  Human, willing, faithful.

Sounds like we may have a few things in common with these women.  And for us, there is more; salvation through the Resurrected Savior, grace.

I pray:  “God, let me not waste one more minute doing meaningless tasks, things that don’t line up with Your will and Your plans for me.”

Then He reminds me of His words,  “whatever you do.”

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  Proverbs 16:3

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  1Corinthians 10:31

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:17

This phrase “whatever you do”  is not as specific as I’d like it to be, but maybe that’s the beauty of it.  I can almost hear Him saying “Chill Doris, just chill.  Wait on Me.  Your plan is moving forward, even when you don’t see it.”  Jesus was a bit of a radical, I can picture Him advising me to chill.

We all know it takes more time to prepare a meal than it does to eat it.  What if we thought of it this way:  you invite friends for dinner, would you serve them undercooked spaghetti?  Raw baked potato?  How about raw chicken?  Not unless you’re trying to kill them.

So what is the point?  God’s timing.  We can’t set the stove timer by it.  We have to trust when His timer goes off, He will let us know.  We may feel like we’re waiting, but we’re not.  We are being prepared, taught, equipped for our next assignment.

As long as we commit whatever we do to the Lord, we’re getting it right.

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6 thoughts on “Lord, Am I Getting Any of This Right?

  1. Oh, so true, Doris! Every little step counts. “Whatever you do…” I must be careful to follow Him in every little step…not getting ahead of Him or falling behind or veering off in a different direction. Thanks for this reminder to stay faithful and obedient today. There is so much hope in knowing that His way is always the right way and will take us right where we need to be. Blessings to you!

  2. Doris, I am so glad I read your post before going to bed tonight! I so needed the words God spoke to me through your writing. I’m not waiting. I am being prepared, taught, equipped for my next assignment. Thank you, thank you. Such encouragement for me at this time in my life. I love how you tied in those perfect scriptures too! I will rest much easier tonight thanks to your words! 🙂

  3. Oh, yeah! I question my calling almost daily! I question the timing, if I’m really qualified, if I really heard it right. And I think it’s the timing that’s the hardest to accept. I either think things are moving too fast and I’m not ready – or the timeline seems too distant and I’m ready to get there NOW! This learning to wait and just focus on the journey is the message I keep hearing over and over and over right now. Thanks for this! Great post!

    1. Thanks Kathryn, I guess instead of saying “misery loves company” we can say “sisterhood in waiting” right? Love the confirmation God continues to give you.

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