Clenched fists. Heavy sighs. Rolling eyes. And short words.
Almost every day.
I just cannot convince her….
She doesn’t have to like it.
She doesn’t have to do it perfectly.
She doesn’t have to do it as well as anybody else.
She only has to be willing…
To do her best.
I look at others and see the ways God uses them, and I wonder:
Am I as good?
Am I as talented?
Am I as able?
When the real question is:
Am I as willing?
Am I willing to try, even when I am afraid to fail?
Am I willing to learn, even from my mistakes?
Am I willing to listen to the still small voice that directs my paths?
Am I willing to obey even when the path is leading away from where I think I should go?
Am I willing to do my best and stop comparing it to everyone else’s?
Because God uses the willing.
David did not defeat Goliath because he was the strongest warrior in Israel. He defeated Goliath because he was willing to fight him.
Noah did not survive the flood because he was a great sailor but because he was willing to build a boat.
I imagine they were scared. Don’t you think they doubted?
But they fought in spite of fear.
They didn’t despair in doubt.
And their willingness made the way….
For God to work in them, through them, in spite of them.
And ours does, too.
Five Minute Friday took me a few more minutes than five this week, but I don’t think anyone at FMF will mind. It’s a grace-filled, bring-your-words-and-don’t-be-scared-to-share-them kind of community. Join us at Lisa-Jo’s!