Just Do It: Wipe “How” From Your Vocabulary

Just Do It

I’m an analyst my nature and profession.  As soon as I think about something, whether it’s a goal, creation, event, I attempt to figure out how it will happen.  When I assess all of the options, risks, and possible deterrents, I begin to become a bit discouraged and sometimes determine that I simply can’t do it.

At times, God will ask you to accomplish a mission that doesn’t sound humanly possible or outside of your ability. Yup, He does this all the time.  Just look in the Bible for plenty of examples.  God told Abraham to go forth and He would establish a great nation from him.  Thinking from Abraham’s perspective, that didn’t seem possible especially since he didn’t have a son by then.  Nevertheless, Abraham obeyed and the nation of Israel came from the line of Abraham.  Moses was give the huge task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt and out of the bondage of slavery into the land that God promised them.  Moses tried to wiggle out of the responsibility because he had a speech problem.  Sounds like a good reason to me, since being a leader requires lot of communication.  However, God thought differently. He told Moses to go anyway and He’ll handle the rest.  Moses went and God handled it.

I tend to hold myself back because of this small but powerful word…”How”.  God told me go forward with a specific purpose.  When I tried to analyze all of the effort and resources it would require, I asked God how in the world can I do this?  I don’t know how to do this.  I don’t have anyone to help me.  God simply replied, “don’t about how it going to happen.  Just do it.”  Well…I’m going to be obedient and trust that He has everything under control.  He’s already lit the path and determined the way I should go.  Whatever I need, he will provide at the appointed time.

So, I’m passing this little message on to you.  Go forth and fulfill your goal, dream, mission, or purpose.  Don’t hesitate by procrastinating because you’re losing precious time.  Stop trying to figure out how it will happen.  Leave the “how” part up to God.  You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13)

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