by: Staci Landis
When you know you need to do something, what do you do? It makes sense that you would just do it, right? But, what if you have doubts and fears or questions about what you know you should do? What if you begin to doubt that you are supposed to do that "thing"?
We complicate everything. Really, we do. One minute we feel at peace with that "thing" we feel we should do. Then the next minute we talk ourselves out of it. Even when we pray and seek God for help, we still tend to get in the way.
What would happen if we just did that "thing"?
Not ponder it.
Not over think it.
Not question it.
Not doubt it.
Not fear it.
What if we just did it?
There's one thing that I have felt I need to do, but have been afraid of doing.
The thing I have doubted for far too long.
The thing that never leaves my mind.
The thing that cripples me with fear.
The one thing that is like a dull ache in my soul that needs to be tended to.
The one thing I need to just do and be obedient in.
This post ... me writing ... is part of me living out just doing the "thing."
What is your "thing"? I know you have one. We all do. But we, myself included, have or have had deep insecurities that prevent us from doing that thing. We have deep-rooted doubts, fears and we play long question and answer games that get in the way of us believing God can and will use us to do this one "thing."
I may not do this one thing perfectly. I will actually most likely fail miserably. You may not do your thing perfectly. You may fail. But when we are living a life for God, trusting in Him, and He calls us to something; He will surely sustain us and equip us to do that "thing."
"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Philippians 2:13