What's the reason behind why you do?

As Christians we have the tendency to point to all the things we are doing for the Lord, the church and our families. But there is something to be said about the reason why you do these things.

It’s really nice and sometimes necessary to do things for the Lord and all that concerns Him as sometimes there is no one else around or you may have the perfect skill or necessary tools to get that particular job done. The important thing is to do what God is asking of us.

I have come to find out that the thing God asks us to do is never the thing we may like or the thing that is glamorous, nor the thing that is comfortable. Personally, I like being in the background and doing things in groups rather than standing out – but what does God ask me to do – stand out!

All the while I’m comfortably doing things in the background – it’s necessary and sometimes critical but that is my comfort zone. And if I continue there, then I don’t really need God to see me through because I can handle my comfort zone. But He asks us to do things outside our comfort zone, and when I look at the lives of some of the folks around me I think He asks some of us to do things way outside our comfort zones.

You see God designed our lives to fulfill His purpose only with Him directing our paths. We must depend on God to see us through every step; don’t ever think for a minute that we can accomplish any of it without Him, to do so would be truly foolish.

If you have ever tried to fulfill any dream in your life without God you would have found that it was quite difficult and downright frustrating – that is because you weren’t meant to do it without God. I have myself struggled to make things happen in my life – and it was so frustrating and I felt like giving up; until I learnt this secret that I couldn’t do it without God standing right by my side, showing me every step of the way. Now I don’t even think about doing anything in my own strength because I know better, and though the tasks may be just as difficult, I know that with God on my side everything will work out and He will be glorified in it.

I couldn’t do it without God standing right by my side, showing me every step of the way. Click To Tweet

Today I encourage you to let God be your guide and show you each step to take, it may not be easy but you will be confident knowing that God will see you through, Amen.

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That I may know Him and the power of the Cross. I'm learning more and more to trust that God has my best interests at heart and that everything He does is for purpose and by design. I encourage you to get to know Him, it has been the most exciting journey so far for me, I'm sure it will be the same for you!

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  1. You are correct Zoe, our Heavenly Father likes to take us out of our “comfort zone” to watch how we perform and myself and my family find ourselves in this very position in life right now. So your Devotional is a comfort to us. Thank you.

    Dear Father of Compassion and the God of all Comfort, who encourages and strengthens us in all distress, we thank You for turning our suffering into a pathway to life, so that we may be thankful and trusting through everything. You can change what we find hardest into what is best for us. Praise to Your Holy name that a way through sin and death is given to all of us. Praise to Your Blessed name that You have shown us a way through all evil, a way that is truly best. In the Gentle Name of Jesus please hear our Prayer. Amen.