I had a question I needed to ask, but I was a bit scared. I know…. scared might be a bit overblown, but that’s me! I think it really came down to the possibility of being disappointed or maybe even hating the answer!
And lets face it, that’s why most of us don’t ask…. We want our answer, not really the one we may be given. I eventually knew I had to let go of the outcome and let God handle that, I just had to ask the question.
And it’s in that word “eventually” where I am amazed. The wealth of meaning in that little word is huge. The time I spent in “eventually” was longer than it needed to be. It was full of realization, wrestling, uncertainty, prayer, irritation and eventually a clear message of “get moving”. Even when I try to ignore God, He steps in and inserts Himself where I can’t ignore Him.
So Fridays are such a mellow day, that even in the morning I just want to chill a bit. So I decided instead of reading my bible, I’d watch HGTV. And that isn’t holy ghost TV.
So I start watching some random show that’s doing a remodel of an old home. The original structure was built in the 1700’s, and through the years a kitchen and carriage house had been added. The first thing they were doing was opening up walls and flooring. The structure just didn’t look right, so to figure out how to fix it, they needed to see how it had been built. He said “There were no building codes. So it doesn’t mean they didn’t build it right, it’s just that we don’t know how they built it”.
They didn’t know how they built it? That statement just stuck with me, because it really played in to the question God had put on my heart. And with that message I knew that I had to leave the land of “eventually,” and ask my question. I did… and it was a good conversation. For me though, it was an even better lesson. When God gives me a question, task or way to serve Him, He will also give me a way to make whatever I need to do happen. There is a goal for the rest of the year…. Don’t spend time in “eventually”. I need to take the advice of the GOAT and JUST DO IT! And Michael Jordan notwithstanding, I need to rest in the confidence of who God is, and what I know He has already done in my life.