Year 8-Day 204: Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to do something.
Think outside the box. I think that in the midst of this pandemic it is easy to focus on the things we "can't" do. Can't is a self defeating thought in most cases. I really love the quote that says, "Impossible is really 'I'm possible'." There is not need to be defeated if we remember who is in charge of the universe.
"What a shame it would be if we were waiting on God to say something, while He's been waiting on us to do something." -Bob Goff
I loved reading "Love Does". It is a must read book. Bob is hilarious and captures what it means to be human between the pages as it teaches about the power of love... God's love. Bob G. tells the story of his determination to make "Sweet Maria" his wife. He simply would not give up. I think he wore her down... and he would agree.
To show love to another person and to be an example of God's love, we have to do something! We can't sit idle and wait for it to happen. We have to find the courage to put ourselves out there, even if the possibility of rejection is there.
In "Love Does" we learn how Bob was rejected by Maria... but that was not where it stopped. He persisted until she started to see him as the raw material of a man God had placed in her path. The snippets of their love story shared in the book make me want to meet Maria. She is obviously a special lady and just the partner he would need for life's adventure.
Bob was rejected by the law school he wanted to attend, and he wore them down, too. He persisted until he succeeded which is right out of Og Mandino's "Ten Scrolls to Success". Prayer, persistence and a powerful patience when kneeling at the throne of His grace seem to be tools needed for doing more... more for God in our season on this pretty blue planet. What are we waiting for?
“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."-Habakkuk 1:5 & Acts 13:41
Do something! Every day is a new beginning. Yesterday was practice. Tomorrow is waiting for you to do something today.
Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to do something.