Thursday, April 30, 2009

From Doing to Being

What are you going to do?

Who are you going to be?

What are you doing with your life?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When you finally get it all figured out what then? I suppose we think we will miraculously have it all together and life will be a grand and enjoyable thing. When we figure it all out we can put our plan in motion and nothing will stop us from great success and happiness.

I don't know about you but I am tired. I'm tired of trying to figure it all out. I think maybe I will just rest a while and let God take over. Maybe if I put God in the driver seat I can relax and begin to enjoy the ride.

We seem to think that we have to know all the answers. That we have to figure out what we are supposed to be doing so we get it all right. The truth is that we weren't made to "do" we were made to "be". We were made to be in relationship with God. We were made to be with Him. We were never meant to do life on our own. We were never meant to figure it all out. We were meant to live in relationship with God so he could guide us.

God is the one that created all things including us. Why then do we think that we can be the one to make our own way? Why do we decide what we are going to do and then we ask Him to join us?

We instead are supposed to see where He is working and join Him. We are to join Him in His pursuits not the other way around.

Can we pray about our circumstances and ask for Him to change them? Yes, we can, but it is up to Him if He decides to change them. We were given Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins, so that the penalty was paid for us. Jesus died so that we could approach the throne and make our requests to the Father. When we accept Jesus as our savior, believing that He died on the cross personally for us and ask Him into our heart, we then have someone interceding on our behalf to the Father God.

Henry Blackaby says this in Experiencing God:

Picture in your mind a tall ladder leaning against a wall. Now think about your life as a process of climbing that ladder. Wouldn't it be a tragedy to ascend to the top and find you had placed the ladder against the wrong wall? One life to live, and you missed it! Earlier in the course we talked about your life being God-centered. That means your life must be properly related to God. This is the love relationship for which you were created- a God-centered love relationship. Your walk with God (Father, Son and Spirit) is the single most important aspect of your life. If it is not as it should be, nothing else will function properly.

As Henry Blackaby states, the most important aspect of our life is our relationship with God. Not only will nothing in our lives function properly without it but we will run around stressed out looking for what to "do" next. Instead we are to be what we were created for; we are to be in a relationship with God building for the eternity after this life. We are all eternal beings and we will all go somewhere when we die. We will all spend "forever" somewhere. This time on earth is a short blip in comparison to eternity. Should we not be more concerned about what we are creating for our eternity than here then?

Should we not be more worried about "being" what God wants us to "be" then caring what we "do" for ourselves?

8 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Thank you for sharing Blackaby with us. That was a great study! And amen, the most important aspect is our relationship with God.

Bless you!
Beth

valerie lynn said...

I believe that we become so busy in our lives that we forget the most important part of our lives is our love relationship with God. If it were not for Him, we would not be who we are in Christ today. I loved your post Sherri. It was one thought provoking writing. Bless you and Love you much!

Tammy said...

When I am "being" who God made me to be that is when my life is content.

Should we not be more worried about "being" what God wants us to "be" then caring what we "do" for ourselves? Now,that's a great question!

love and hugs~Tammy

Sherri Watt said...

Thanks ladies! Love you guys!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Sherri,

We seem to think that we have to know all the answers. That we have to figure out what we are supposed to be doing so we get it all right. The truth is that we weren't made to "do" we were made to "be". We were made to be in relationship with God. We were made to be with Him. We were never meant to do life on our own. We were never meant to figure it all out. We were meant to live in relationship with God so he could guide us.

All i can say is amen and amen!

cindyhan111 said...

I enjoy my time here...

I go through a daily process of surrendering. That's what it takes for me, a deliberate effort everyday. I've found that by doing so, makes my life unpredictable, difficult and a pain in the... neck. However it also produces amazing fruit, great joy and fabulous promise. God's version of me is so much better than my own. peace to you, cindy

Peter P said...

Sherri,

It has been way too long since I read your blog. There are so many blogs I haven't gotten back to yet since my hiatus and reading this I remembered what great insight you have. I shouldn't have been gone so long.

Awesome post. Much to think about.

girlforgod said...

I need to get you back on my blogroll. YOu have a wonderful wrtitng ability. God bless, and hope to see you soon! Robin