July 1, 2013

Three Small but Very Big Words


Nike knew what they were doing when they came up with the slogan "Just Do It" to promote their products.

Those three simple but very inspiring words often run through my mind when I'm thinking and praying about something, weighing my options, dragging my heels a bit, and wondering if I should dive on in.

Should I go for a run and work out today?  Yes.  Just do it.

Should I write another vulnerable post and share my life or choose self-protection instead and keep quiet? No, write another honest post and share your life.  Just do it.

Should I take the time to clean my house today or put it off until tomorrow or maybe even the next day? No, put on some music, roll up your sleeves, and get it done today.  Just do it.

Should I have that potentially difficult and messy conversation with my husband, or should I choose the easier option, avoid conflict, and keep my thoughts to myself?  No, love your husband well, nurture and invest in your relationship, and have the conversation even if it's rough.  Just do it.

Should I order pizza for dinner because it's easy and requires nothing of me but a phone call, or should I take the time to make a delicious and healthy dinner for my family and save money at the same time?  No, forego the pizza, get in the kitchen and do what you love... cook for those you love.  Just do it.

It's so easy to take the easy road on a daily basis, to acquiesce, to sit back and coast and choose comfort over effort.  Life is made up of thousands of small choices every single day and I think those choices really matter.  I know they matter to God.  He's in every moment, every little detail, and nothing is insignificant to him.  He cares how we live.  I often sense him cheering for me, pushing me onward and upward in the big and small things of every day life, beckoning me to holiness, to walk closely with him, to choose life, to live well.  He says...

"JUST DO IT."

May I have the strength and courage to listen and obey, to live with great intention and live well, whatever IT may be.

"Trust in the Lord and do what is right!  Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!  Then you will take delight in the Lord, and he will answer your prayers.  Commit your future to the Lord!  Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf."  ~Psalm 37:3-5 (NET)



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