Do Something.

Have you ever just prayed A LOT for something to happen and then when God blesses you with it happening, you run from it?

I have earnestly prayed for months that God would open doors for our church to participate in mission trips and for me to personally get involved in those missions. I’ve grown up in church, and I served on many mission trips as a child with my mom. It’s a passion of mine and God gave me a heart that loves to serve others. I’ve talked to my family about missions and my husband has heard me say a million times how bad I want to go on another mission trip. A few weeks ago at church they announced our church would be doing a mission trip in Kentucky this summer. I was so ecstatic, then fear crept in. I was letting my flesh get in the way of what God had put in my heart.

I came up with all of the excuses in the book. I kept telling myself I was too busy or there was no way I could make it work. But in the back of my mind I kept feeling like I was just smacking God in the face. Here I was, blessed with the opportunity to serve after praying for months and I was just rejecting it. I’ve seriously struggled with this. I know they say that when you draw closer to God, the devil just attacks you more and that’s exactly what that mean old devil has been doing to me. He’s been attacking me from the inside out. He’s told me that I wasn’t good enough to go serve, he’s told me that I didn’t have enough time to go serve, and so on. And I believed him. So I just gave up on the whole mission trip idea, I was letting the devil steal this blessing.

Until Tuesday of this week the devil had control of this situation. I was driving home to get some lunch, and turned on the radio and started thinking about that mission trip again. Now this is a rare occurrence for me lately because I’m currently obsessed with Joey&Rory’s Hymns CD, it’s been on repeat non-stop. But, I hit the XM Radio Button in my car. I prayed and I said God, I need you to give me a sign that this is what you want me to do. That I’m not doing it because of fleshly reasons, that I’m not doing it so I can say look at me I went on a mission trip, but that I’m doing it because you placed this desire in my heart to show others your love. And like He always does, he gave me the sign I needed. The very next song that came on was Do Something by Matthew West. I have never in my life heard it before, but I sobbed and sobbed during it. Here’s the first part:

I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”

Now, if that doesn’t send cold-chills down you, then I don’t know what will. The next part says:

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

I’m so tired of talking
About how we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves
It’s alright, “somebody else will do something”
Well, I don’t know about you
But I’m sick and tired of life with no desire
I don’t want a flame, I want a fire
I wanna be the one who stands up and says,
“I’m gonna do something”

And that’s exactly what I am going to do, I’m going to be BOLD in my faith, step out of my comfort zone and DO SOMETHING for the Lord, because that’s what I’ve been called to do.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV



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