Lord, am I doing what you want me to do?
Have you ever had someone come up and wash your windows at a stop light and then ask you for money?
Your first thought may have been, well — I didn’t ask you to wash my windows so you cannot expect me to pay for something I didn’t request. Matter of fact, you may have just came from the car wash and you didn’t need it done.
My question to you today is, do you do this to the Lord? Do you take jobs, start businesses and do things he never told you to do and then expect His blessings from it?
Hear me out, God isn’t funding what He didn’t tell you to do outside of His will.
Every once in awhile my husband and I like to review our projects, businesses and the things we have started. Taking this honest look at ourselves isn’t very glamorous. We see areas in our life that may have repeated failure in business, ministry, etc. Being this honest with ourselves is humbling to say the least. At the end of our review it challenges our life and portion. And it encourages us to ask this question:
Did God tell us to do this thing or are we doing it for the wrong reasons?
People always tell us, “Gosh, you guys do so much!” We begin to measure ourselves BY ourselves. We compare our gifts, talents and open doors to each other. But what good is it if I am doing all of this stuff that God NEVER told me to START??
2 Corinthians 10:12 New Living Translation
“Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!”
So, for some of you, you are measuring yourself BY yourself and you don’t even realize that some people may not be obedient.
You’re jealous of an unequally yoked engagement. Honey, God told them to break up forever ago.
You’re jealous of someone getting a promotion at a job God told them to leave forever ago.
You’re jealous of someones business but God told them to be never start that thing.
You’re jealous of someone’s body but they’ve been working hard in the gym for years.
You’re jealous of someones money but you don’t realize that the girl had to compromise to get the money from the old man.
Can I keep it real up in here??
Are you COVETING somebody’s DISOBEDIENCE??
Don’t measure yourself by yourself. Measure yourself according to God’s word. STOP COMPARING YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS. I can give you the greek and Hebrew version of the words. I can sound “super intelligent” and break down the understanding to you but let me keep it REAL here.
Will you say “yes” to Jesus.
Will you do what He is telling you to do??
Will you look at your business and ask yourself WHY are you doing this?
Will you LAY down stuff He didn’t tell you to start?
Will you repent of the areas that you rushed ahead of God and ignored Him?
Will you give God a chance to speak into your “busy” life?
You’re washing windows you weren’t supposed to wash.
You are tired, worn out and overwhelmed.
You’re burning bridges and life is passing you by.
It’s time to get FOCUSED.
Let’s pray this prayer with me today:
“Father, in the name of Jesus, I am so thankful for the progress that I’ve seen in my life and what you have done in me. But today, I am turning my eyes to you and my future. You are the Alpha and the Omega, you are my beginning and my end. You have so much for me to do on this earth and I don’t want to miss anything. I choose to give my attention to you so you can reveal to me anything I may need to lay down or anything I may need to start. Help me to run this race with YOU as my focus and nothing else. Lord, help me not to ignore the areas I know I need to work on and give me the wisdom to know what to do when I feel lost.
I love you Lord! You are my rock, my hope, my salvation and my song. In Jesus name, Amen.”
THEN, get silent.
Let the Lord show you yourself.
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The scripture for this week:
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” – Proverbs 4:23
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God loves you like crazy,
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