Friday, August 22, 2008

"Must I Lord"

Romans 7:20

Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

This verse came to me while I was doing something that I did not want to do, but God wanted me to do it.

So, the words get turned around a bit, and it is for the spiritual good, but for me it feels bad.

Sometimes, God asks us to do something and it just feels bad. It may hurt someone or cause a rift between people. but in the grand scheme of things, in the spiritual realm, it is for the better good.

When we can not see what God is doing, we just must have blind faith and walk in obedience. To follow God is not always an easy road. By far, it is full of tangles and dangerous turns. But, we need to come to the difficult stance that, "I will only do what I see my Father doing." That can be a difficult stance.

Our flesh cringes at the request from God to step out of our comfort zone and break into anothers comfort zone. We plead with God for another way. "Must I Lord? Can there not be another way?" But, His way is the right way and the only way. So, in our discomfort and with our finite minds, we have to and need to have trust that God has a plan and even if we can not see it, we need to walk out what God is telling us to do.

Maybe, in this life, we will not see the results of what God has asked us to do. Or maybe we will be granted that favor. But, the most important thing is no matter what it is, or no matter how bad it feels, if God is commanding it, we must complete the task.
His ways are mysterious.


lance said...

That is true, so very true.

Given55 said...

Blessing to you too. Lance