Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Willing



I didn’t want to do it.  

Really. I had several seemingly good reasons not to…

But one REALLY good reason to…

God had asked me to.

But, I really didn’t want to do it.  

I dragged my feet, hem and hawed,

Reminding God about all of those good reasons,

Being reminded of the only REALLY good reason.

Until almost the last moment, when I stopped and prayed,

I don’t want to God, but I want to be willing. Make my heart willing because you are worthy.

My prayer ended with my heart opened, 

 And the same Spirit that restored the tightly clinched and withered hand, 

Restored my tightly clinched and withered heart.

Stepping forward with a (little more) willing spirit,

He stopped me and showed me I didn’t have to do it after all.

For the lesson wasn’t in the doing, the lesson was in being willing.  

Often the lesson is not in the doing, but in being willing.

Make us willing God, because you are worthy.
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