So many times we just want to "pray it away" don't we? We put our prayer requests out to our tribe with hopes that God will change our situation without first doing the work ourselves. Did you know we have a responsibility to "do the work" FIRST and do what we KNOW we should?
We shouldn't ask God to bail us out every time we ask while we sit back and think, "God will fix this." Sometimes, we are faced with the uncomfortable consequences of our actions and choices for a reason. Maybe God is trying to show us our character defects?
Do the work people! Be responsible and accountable at work, at home and with your circle of friends or family, then watch God do what you can't!
In Colossians 3:23 it says, "Whatever you do, work at it heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."
Are there prayers that have gone unanswered? Has God been silent lately? Maybe he's waiting for you to make the first move?
How would you behave if Jesus followed you around today? How would you clean your house if you knew he would be dining with you tonight? How productive would you be at work if he was the one who actually signed your paycheck?
This has been a real struggle for me lately........to stay "on task." Sometimes I need to stop and take a moment to renew my mind and allow my actions to evolve from making the choice to serve the Lord FIRST and foremost! That means before my husband, before my children and before the things that I want to do. When I do this, it truly changes my attitude and gives me a sense of peace, while removing the frustration and stress from my day!
My prayer for you my friends, is that you will strive to work for Lord in all you do........today and always! Remember he IS observing!
Andrea (Andi), is an Author, musician, speaker and Founder of Transcended Ministries. She encourages women to rise above their circumstances and to trust in God's timing. She is involved in Celebrate Recovery and sings on the worship team at her church. Andi believes no hurt is ever wasted and she longs to bring a message of hope and healing as she shares her story of bold faith. Her story includes her struggle with control issues and co-dependency followed by a separation from her husband of twenty-five years. After a year of isolation and being on her own, she watched God bring transformation, healing, and reconciliation.