Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Do what you do

There are days that I just can’t figure out where I’m supposed to be. Not because I feel like I don’t fit in, I feel like there is so much to do. Until I remember that there are other “hands and feet” to take care of all the tasks, I don’t need to be the only ones.

Tony who is in the kitchen at Grace Centers of Hope always say “do what you do” to me. I’ve been going to the kitchen there for almost two years. I just started working with him about 2 months ago because when I’m up there I’ve been doing other things. I only need basic instruction, I'll figure the rest out.

Sometimes I need to take this very simple advice in other areas of my life.

Do what you do.

I can get a little overwhelmed when I look at the work that needs to be done. I get overwhelmed because I want to do it all. And then I remember, I can’t do it all. Only God can do it all, and sometimes we are just called to be a vessel in which He can do some work.

Yesterday was one of those days, Adam talked about the kids in our Youth Group, they are struggling, some I know first hand, and some I don’t know at all. Part of me wants to help them all, but that’s not really possible. Ok, it’s not possible at all.

Sometimes I look at my roll as a Youth Leader, and I think it’s not all that fun. Sure, I love what I do, however, I am not the one who plans fun video road rallies or big fun events, I typically don’t even go to them, but I do pray for them. I might help plan a trip and help get it executed and cook and clean. But then I started thinking about it…

And I started thinking about it in a very simple way.

I’m a mom. I do what I do. I’m there. I make sure you eat, have a warm, comfortable place to lay your head. A mom is always “there”. And I pray, like a mother, because nobody prays for you like your mother.

And sometimes I just laugh out loud because I had great examples of moms, but not having one first hand in my life I feel like most days I have no idea how I know what to do.

I will continue to do what I do. But not probably the way you think… I’ll do what I do, with Christ in me, because He’s really how I do anything.

2 Cor 12:9-10 9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

BTW… We worshiped to a “new” song for us. The Revelation Song. I posted it sung by someone else, but let me tell you this… No one does the song better than Katie. Bar none.

1 comment:

Crown of Beauty said...

I like that, "Do what you do." Like you, on most days, I feel like there's too little me with too much to do. And yes, I want to do them all... Praise God, Jesus says only "one thing" is needful, and that his yoke is easy and his burden, light.

I too love that Revelation Song by Kari Jobe, in the context of the whole album Glorious, by Christ of the Nations Institute, that song fits in so beautifully!

Thanks for dropping by my "place" the other day.