Has anybody asked you lately, “How are you doing with God?
Does your spirit feel at peace or are you restless?
Does something fight within, but you can’t put your finger on it to settle the tremors? Usually when I feel this way, God is trying to tell me something.
I experienced this a few years ago when I was working outside our home. It was the one small paying job on my daily eclectic list of things to do.(I have many daily “jobs” but none pay me a salary.) It only took an hour or so of my day, but I felt a pressing in my spirit.
I knew I had to quit, but I’m no quitter! It was a hard decision because it involved helping someone in need, yet I knew I had to quit that job out of obedience to God.
It’s hard to put obedience and sacrifice in perspective.
As Christians, we often hold the mind-set that we must sacrifice to please God. Doesn’t God want me to sacrifice my time and talents for others in need?
This scripture puts obedience and sacrifice in perspective:
Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as he delights in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams (1Samuel 15:22).
After letting go of my job, I discovered peace, joy, and productivity. I’m actually doing what I’m passionate about doing and enjoying it. I admit I’ve felt a little guilt enjoying my work so much. But I know I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.
Obedience. One day at a time. Obedience even when it doesn’t make worldly sense.
The job I quit was my one small pay check I got twice a month. My neighbor needed my help. But [tweetability]God is greater than any pay check and any need.[/tweetability] I must trust Him for my life and for hers.
I’ve discovered that God’s call (99% of the time) does not make sense from our worldly perspective. But [tweetability]I’ve found time and time again that when I’m stressed, frustrated, too busy, and irritable, I need to sit and listen to the One who is trying to show me the better way.[/tweetability]
So, back to my original question: “How are you doing with God?”
Do you have time to be with Him?
Are you able to do the things that you are passionate about or are you too busy? I believe God gave you that passion and gifting for an eternal purpose. It might not be for money, but it is definitely for The Kingdom.
Has God been whispering in your spirit wisdom to let something go?
Can you trust Him?
Do not store up treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21).