So I had a total different plan for my blog this morning. Each morning I spend some time in the word and read a few devotions that have ministered to me over the years. I just love it when the words for the day are so intertwined and link together. When the word just leaps off the page and penetrates my soul. After some time in the word this morning I opened up my Proverbs 31 email to read today’s devotion and wow-
“God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’” Job 37:5-6 (NIV) – See more at: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/#sthash.8tA9L5y8.dpuf
Today’s devotion is about being who God created you to be. A common theme maybe but as I have spent the last few months trying to find my place, own my own stuff and find a way to define what I need and where I stand and my direction, today really ministered to my heart. The devotion goes on to say:
“So God says to the snow, “Fall on the earth.” That’s it. Just do one thing. Just fall. And then He says to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.” Essentially, He’s saying: Just do the thing I’ve actually created you to do. You’re rain … so rain. You’re snow … so snow.
I love the simplicity of that, the tremendous weight it takes off my shoulders. God’s asking me to be the thing He’s already created me to be. And He’s asking you to be the thing He’s already created you to be.
He doesn’t tell the snow to thaw and become rain, or the rain to freeze itself into snow. He says, essentially: Do your thing. Do the thing you love to do, what you’ve been created to do.”
JUST DO THE THING! If I am snow then snow. If I am rain then pour down! I have reread this a dozen times. With tear stained cheeks I realize that yet again I get so lost in all the expectations and seemingly necessary stuff that I end up dancing to a song I created instead of the play list He set apart for me. Yes, there are things I must do but, when and why did I stop JUST DOING THE THING? I let too many other things define me. I get stuck in a Martha habit when a Mary heart is sometimes needed. Oh my goodness I am moved today, moved to rediscover and redefine and reignite. I am excited that though this word wasn’t written just for me today it found me right when I needed to be pushed to the next level. Right when I needed to define the next moment by moment thing for today! Right when I needed to JUST DO THE THING!
With great anticipation I step boldly……….