Saturday, September 4, 2010

How Do You Think?


How do you think?

Do you think in possibilities?

Do you think how things can work instead of thinking how they can't work.

Do you trust God with the impossibilities and move forward positively.

Do the challenges bog you down and you walk away from the dream... from the job in front of you... or from God's request of you?

Try something different, try to hear him, what's he telling you? What is he whispering in your ear?

Are you trusting him with the outcome?

He knows you, he knows what's best for you. He know what he wants from you... he knows where you should be.

Are you where you want to be or where he wants you?

Serve him in a way that may make you a little uncomfortable, stretch yourself, make yourself rely on him.

Do things not because you want to but because he is asking you to do it.

He is calling out to you... you are his hands and his feet!



I am not saying this to just you, I am saying this to me, too. It does not hurt any of us to think about what we are doing and why we are doing it- To examine our motivations.

I mentioned to my kids about serving the Lord and they said to me- Mom your doing it because you want too.
I was surprised at that response... yet it made me think.
He is right I am doing it because I want too. BUT I also think it is what God wants me to do.

I want to live a nice peaceful life raising our children. I want to put on blinders to the worlds troubles. BUT... that is impossible because once you know the orphans and once you love the orphans you can't just close the door and move on to your nice life.

I can't quit- there is more to do. So much more to do, so many more orphans that need help.

Thanks for being part of my contemplating.

I am listening Lord!

I Samuel 3:10
Speak Lord, for you servant is listening.




4 comments:

Susan A said...

Just something that I needed to hear too, thank you, Jean.

Sally-Girl! said...

OH He is speaking to you in BIG ways!!! I love that you are listening and discerning His words to you!!!

Guess what I am no longer replying that Gracie is IT for us!!! As I don't know if that is what God has in store for us or not. This is about listening to him not to what is most comfortable for me!!!

susieloulou said...

One of my favorite verses is Romans 2:4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance.

And of course the one about giving us the desires of our hearts.

We do want to please Him because of His kindness and love for us. And He gave us our interests and strengths and can use them for His kingdom.

I loved this post!

Janet and Kevin said...

What made you pick the double rainbow? You have no idea how this post just spoke to me!

Hugs dear friend,
Janet and gang