Day 252 –
So what is it God really wants from me?
Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Have you ever looked around at all you had to do and wondered how in the world am I going to get all this done.
I may not have all the money in the world, but I sure do have passion where I lack finances. And I will give the Lord all of my time and energy, by saying “yes” to every request that’s made of me.
As I sat at lunch with a 22 year old college grad, trying to figure out what she was supposed to do with her life, I saw a glimpse of my own lack. She already felt like she wasn’t doing enough. This brought to mind my own insecurities and the main verse today, Micah 6:8.
Just like the Lord doesn’t require every bit of money we have or the finest of all the jewels. God also doesn’t require us to wear ourselves down until their’s nothing left. I catch myself in this same cycle all the time. What I’m reminded of is that God wants us to be honest and fair, to love all – with the greatest compassion, and to walk humbly with Him leaving our pride at the door.
We shouldn’t be worried about what we are doing or how much we are doing, but focus more on who we’re doing this for and why. My gaze should be set on loving well and not a checklist.
God doesn’t want just my hands and my feet, but he wants my head and heart too. This is a HUGE struggle of mine and I’m guessing possibly for you as well. I feel like being a Martha all the time, when I’m pretty sure He’s wanting me to sit and be still at His feet like Mary.
This is what God wants of me and you…..to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.