James 4: 17
17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
You know those great ideas you have that never get taken forward…both big and small. That nice gesture you wanted to do: the thank you card, coffee to buy, fruit basket you wanted to give that you just never got round to doing. That kind word you could have spoken telling that lady about the lovely dress she had…all of these things I believe have a purpose beyond what we could ever imagine. Over the past couple of weeks on my peace search, God has shown me a range of things both big and small that he asked me to do, that I didn’t do, and I can now see how they would have made huge differences to people. Me not taking the action has led to unrest as I turn the ideas in my head over and over. It has made me think about what stops me from taking action.
As much as I hate to admit it…I sort of do care about what people think (well some people anyway), and that has stopped me from doing things I believe God has wanted me to do. Instead of thinking about the way God can move in situations to bring change, joy, healing, or whatever else it may be, I have been more focused on what I think people will think my motivations are for doing something….Do you know what I mean? You know that thought…,that well people might think that I am X,Y,Z if I do this and then the thought just gets dropped by the wayside.
I am getting more convicted daily that the obedience in the small and everyday things is just as important as what we consider the BIG ‘TO DO’S’. There are things that God is telling us to do…seemingly small insignificant things.
They are significant.