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Just Do It – Anyway

Aug 19, 2010


Just Do It

I admit it – I’m
overwhelmed and outmatched. When I consider the varied dimensions of the
life that God has called me to, I often feel like . . . .well. . taking
a nap. I know you’ve got to feel the same way. Whatever your season of
life and whatever details it entails, I bet you’ve found yourself
feeling like you’re swimming in waters that are way over your head.

That’s why I was captivated by 2 Chronicles 2:6: Solomon considered the
task set before him and said,

But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the
highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a
house for Him. . .

Seems like I’m not the only one feeling overwhelmed and outmatched.

Solomon had an entire nation to rule and a temple to construct – the
likes of which had never been seen before. There was no blueprint to
follow and no previous architects or contractors to consult. He was
leading a massive project for which there was no precedent, and he was
well aware of his inability to build something that would actually
complete its mission – housing God.

And yet – Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem
on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. . .  –
2 Chronicles 3:1

That’s right. . . he did it anyway. He consecrated himself and his
work to the Lord, and dove headlong into the divine mission to which He’d
been assigned – believing that God would take up the slack. That’s a WORD for me today and I hope it is for you, too.

Overwhelmed? Outmatched?
Just do it anyway.

Anxious to hear what you’ve been overwhelmed about so that we can be
praying for you.