Just Do It!
Written byÂ Precious In His Sight-Pam Adderely
Trust God and “Just Do It!”
Godâ€™s word says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11)
The bible also instructs us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Back in 1999, my body was going through a change that I never thought would have happened to me. I was taken to the emergency room and then admitted, and soon thereafter I had surgery to have a tumor removed from within me.
During my recovery time, I was able to do a lot of thinking, praying and meditating on Godâ€™s word. I was also able to write down a lot of things that God was giving me, not knowing that this was actually a gift that was already birthed inside of me. I didnâ€™t know what to do with this gift that was becoming obvious to some friends of mine with whom I would share my writings. So, I remained obedient to the Holy Spirit and I continued writing.
My friends started encouraging me to put my writings into a book form. â€śIâ€™m no writer!â€ť is what I always thought to myself. Yet, whenever anyone around me was feeling down, I would be able to bring up their spirits by enlightening them on the goodness of God and all that He was to them. I would always confess my faith in God and how much I trusted Him. Still, when the table was turned in my direction and the finger was pointed at me, I shied away from what was real and evident.
“So you see, it isnâ€™t enough just to have faith. Faith that doesnâ€™t show itself by good deeds is no faith at all, it is dead and useless.” (James 2:17)
How could I say that I had faith in God, yet I was not being obedient to a calling that He had placed on my life?
So I began writing more and encouraging others more with the word of God, and then I went to a special service that my church at the time was having. We had a special guest speaker who imparted a phenomenal word on everyone that night. The one thing that I walked away from his sermon was, â€śJust Do It!â€ť
The speaker used the mantra of Nike to teach us to have faith in God, trust that He has a plan, and He will provide for the vision that He has given to us and â€śJust Do It!â€ť So I took that word, meditated on it (for months), and then stepped out in faith and wrote a book.
“Now someone may argue, ‘Some people have faith; others have good deeds,’ I say, ‘I canâ€™t see your faith if you donâ€™t have good deeds, but I will show you my faith through my good deeds.’â€ť (James 2:18)
Why do you say that you believe, your hope is in Jesus, you have faith or you trust God with all your heart, and yet He is calling you to do something for His kingdom and you are allowing fear and doubt to hold you back?
“Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” (Matthew 5:32b-33)
Take the advice of a â€śrehabilitated procrastinatorâ€ť who sometimes falls back into her complacent self: When God gives you a vision, He will also give you the provision to bring it to fruition, so â€śJust Do It!â€ť
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” (Psalm 37:5-6)