“Be not simply good – be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Imagine if you had nothing getting in your way, nothing holding you back.
What would you do with your life?
Could you see yourself doing whatever you could to help someone else?
Could you see beyond yourself and make a difference for someone else?
No other objective.
Just being in the position to do good for someone else, uplifting their spirit and blessing them through what God has already done for you.
Now it’s time for a reality check.
The only thing holding you back from doing such mighty works is you.
YOU…Your Own Unwillingness
If you could somehow shake that unwilling spirit, then you can do it.
Oh, that’s not you?
Then it must be. . .
YOU. . . Your Own Unworthiness
That is the pitiful self image that says that you are not worthy of doing good because you know that you are of no earthly good. Our Bibles tell us that we are a “new creation” based upon the work of the Lord. We are worthy!
So, you still think that’s not you?
How about. . .
YOU. . . Your Own Unfaithfulness
You just don’t believe that God can use you in such a way. You don’t believe that you can be a blessing, especially since you are in the need of a blessing yourself. Elijah was fed by ravens by a brook, and then he was fed by an impoverished widow. There was another widow who gave all that she had when she placed two mites in the offering.
Get YOU out of the way and let God have His way.
Sit YOU down and set yourself up to be a blessing to someone.
Give YOU his walking papers and give God an open opportunity to use you like He’s never used you before.
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 (NASB)