“And my answer will be yes Lord, yes” God is requiring my “yes”. At the same time I must get more comfortable with saying “no”. I do not want anyone to be more dependent on me, than they are on God. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 There is no purpose to my giving or assisting if I can’t do it freely from my heart.
It seems the closer I get to fulfilling those things that God has placed on my heart, the more distractions I encounter. The more “can you do this”, or “can you do that”, or “call Rhachelle she can do it”. I was always so quick to say yes, but now I am realizing that even in the little things, I need to pray. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6
I am realizing that my “no’s” may start occuring more than my “yes” as I continue to go deeper into the things that God has purposed for me. Though uncomfortable, I realize that it is a necessity. I can no longer be concerned with what the people will say, but what God has said. Understanding that the work I am set to do involves empowering others, I can not be a hinderance.
- Giving (justificationbygrace.com)
- Humility (justificationbygrace.com)
- This Ole Journey (luvmyaka.wordpress.com)