My favorite scripture. Especially when I start thinking “I’m not doing enough, or I’m not as far along as I should be.”
One: who is saying I’m not?
Two: it is God’s work.
Three: I pray, I read, I believe, I obey and we have ourselves momentum.
So I was lying in bed once again thinking of what I should do to” move things along” because waiting isn’t something I like to do. Also, I feel like I have to DO SOMETHING or I’m not good enough.
Well, I’m never going to be good enough to earn grace or mercy. Plus, who says I’m not doing anything? I just said I’m praying, reading, believing, and obeying.
I make easy things complicated. I take easy free things and add chains. God says, you’re free and I’m like please triple check. I turn God into that silly horror movie, Wishmaster. I act like God says he got this but then walks behind a bush. Taking notes and testing me. *eyes roll*
In ’99, people I know would ask a question, and depending on your response they’d say “Alright. I wanted to see where your heart is at. I see you.” “Let me get $10” uh no man I’m broke. “Wanted to see where your heart was at.”
Like God says, hey, relax, trust in me and stay close, obey, we got this. I go, “okay” 🙂 then he slaps me and says thou fool! I see where your heart is at! *shameful glare* I laughed writing this part then looked around.
So this verse came up on my mental monitor and I felt like I needed to meditate on it. Not go, yeah, agree, back to random thoughts. Pause. Reread. Slow down. Be still.
Sometimes the best thing to do is read the operation manual, AGAIN. Yes, we read the Bible nonstop but it’s not a P.E thing. There are no speed requirements or bonuses in how many laps we can do. It’s about precision and application. The meaning.
So friend, be still, what are you rushing for? Behold.
Philippians 2:13 / KJV Bible
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Who is doing the WORK? GOD
What WORK? To BOTH WILL and DO of his good pleasure (what he wants us to do).
Where? IN US
To Will – used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/will)
To Do – to bring to pass: CARRY OUT
do another’s wishes (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do)