Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Sometimes we may wonder if we’re doing all we can in order to serve our Father. In fact, there may be times when we’ve come to a place where we’re basically searching inwardly and outwardly according to His will. “Am I supposed to be doing this? Am I supposed to be doing that?” These and other questions might plague our minds in a constant struggle in terms of doing His will.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
While speaking with family and friends, they’ll describe their “whirlwind” day that was akin to a meteor out of control in the Universe, as they breathlessly exclaim: “Oh there are so many things to do in my day, it’s non-stop, I need more time to accomplish my Herculean tasks during the course of my average day!” The mere description of their day might leave you tired, and in need for a nap. Or their words perhaps make you feel inferior, or guilty, that you don’t have that much to do–or so you think–STOP!
When your mind goes there, jump to our Father and His will for your life. The LORD loves us and knows what we are capable of. He is the Author of peace and Creator of all things big and small. He orchestrates the tempo of the seas and paints the skies blue, green and all colors in between. He is the curator of wildflowers dancing in the wind.
He is the One who loves us so much, that He knows our most intimate thoughts, and the desires of our heart, and what we CAN and CANNOT withstand. With all of the above in mind, sometimes doing what we are doing is exactly what we SHOULD BE DOING! Each one of us has different mechanisms, and capabilities, and different needs in order to thrive…live…and survive.
He takes all of these into account as He presents us with scenarios in which we can handle. And in so doing, we are where we should be at any given time. And when we are in “tune” with His Spirit and surrender to Him fully, we will be doing all that we should be doing, according to His will, and purpose in our lives.
So, maybe your sister is a whiz at multitasking, and cannot sit still long enough to read a book or watch a movie–as her motto in life is–“I have so many things to do in a day, I have to keep moving, I have to keep doing, I have to keep at keeping at!”
Or, your friend is running on empty as she says, “I have a meeting to get to, and I have to call my daughter my grandchildren are coming for the holiday, so I have to go shopping, and cook a ten-course meal…” perhaps you don’t know how to cook, or have any children at all, and are moving in “slow motion” in comparison to your friends, family and the rest of the world. Don’t second guess yourself or your life. Instead, keep the most important Being in mind–your loving Father.
He knows what we can handle. He knows what is coming into our life .And He knows what is happening within seconds of you reading this devotional.
The realization is this: We each have different qualities and unique aspects to our character that only the Father in Heaven in aware of. He brings about scenarios in which we can thrive, with HIS HELP, and guidance, and His love we can do it. We shouldn’t feel condemnation, if we appear to do “less” than a sister, or a friend. We shouldn’t feel inferior to someone who has a household of children, and grandchildren, when there isn’t any child in your household.
Instead, grasp the meaning behind it all–Appreciate everyone for their unique qualities, and embrace your own individual ways of doing things. This all comes into and according to the “body of Christ” We are all a part of His Body. Some are the hands, others are the feet, some are the eyes, still others are the ears. And yet we are all one, each one unable to exist without the other. All operating for His will and purpose and according to His plan for our lives.
Peace, love, light and life. All fruits of the Spirit. All a gift from above. So, if your tasks today seem mundane, or slow comparatively speaking to others you may know, take this to heart; God is guiding you to do exactly what you are supposed to be doing right this moment!
Listen to your inner spirit and be led by His very capable hands. And the next time you listen to the “breathless voice” of a family member, friend, or co-worker go on and on about the agonizing tasks they undertake in any given day, smile and say—“Thank You Lord for giving me my deeds to be done, according to Your will, and purpose, and thank You Lord for giving me just what I can handle, and nothing more, and nothing less, all glory, honor and praise to You my Father, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”