Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just Do It

I've had writer's block. And it's been bugging me. I've been wondering why the words just won't flow.  Why my post ideas are just that...ideas. Not sentences. Not paragraphs. Not posts. And it's been bugging me.

Then, I remember. I remember that I forgot. I forgot that I made a promise. And I promised myself I wouldn't forget to be obedient. And apparently, I forgot my promise. I promised God something. I told him I would obey what He told me to do. And I haven't done it.

Sometimes our lack of obedience seems so silly when it's finally written down. Cursors blink like little warning signals that maybe something is off within us. I tend to look everywhere else for my lost joy first before I say, "Ahh, maybe I'm not right with God." Yet, sometimes despite the warnings, we just bulldoze our way right past God's instruction. Then, we wonder why we can't focus, can't move, why we feel blocked in life.

 I so easily forget- not sure how- but I do. I forget that God can't be associated with my sin. Oh, He loves me and He loves you- but He hates our sin. And everytime He tells us to do something, and we just don't; then it is us who have made a choice to step outside of His favor. It's hard to see that face staring back at me in the mirror. The good news?

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.." 1 John 1:9

What has he told you to do tonight? Has he told you to forgive? To start attending church? To change your eating habits? To spend more time with your family? To honor your husband or your wife? If we truly trust Him, and we know His will is best and perfect, then why not just do it.


Wendy Mueller said...

Jess, thank you for the gentle, but poignant reminder that our sin does not have to be huge to keep us separated from our Precious Father. He cannot look on any sin, no matter how small.

Jessica Kirkland said...

Wendy I pray it was gentle - yet it slapped me in the face today. LOL and yet not LOL. :) I just realize that I can't lie to myself about my actions. Especially if I want to really grow in ministry- God is holding me to a higher standard these days - not letting me slide with what I would usually count as "little sins." He's worked with me on my TV habits, on my committments, on what I eat lately...may the list roll on. Thanks for leaving a comment. Praying for you dear!

Liz said...

Wonderful post. Obeying is so hard sometimes!