07 Aug Stop Asking Why, How, and When: Just Do It!
I have three words for you that I want you to truly take to heart. Just do it!
Did your mother or father every say those words to you when you were young? Mine did. If I questioned an order, they were quick to remind me that I was to just do what they said. The same is true of our heavenly Father.
When God gives us a command, we must do what He asks. We can’t step around the issue. As His servants, His loving children, we have to hear His Words and take action. We have to stop the debating, the hesitation, and pretending. We must be strong, show courage, and Just Do It!
Don’t take my word for it, though. Scripture is very clear on this point.
- In Proverbs 4:27, we read, “I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”
- Deuteronomy 5:32 says, “So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.”
- 1 Peter 4:11 tells us, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
The message continues when James writes, “Everyone should be quick to listen” (James 1:19). And a few verses later he adds, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
In verses 23-24 James continues, “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” Wow!
Right before our eyes, in God’s Word, is a reflection of who we are, what we need, and what God wants us to be. Here’s a harsh truth, though. If we don’t put His Word into action, it is nothing more than another book. If we don’t follow God’s Word, then the world becomes more important in our decision making than our God.
In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
How’s your house, friend? Is it standing firm? Are you building your life on the foundation of Jesus’ words? If you are asking Him why, how, or when you should do what He’s told you to do, then STOP. Just Do It!