Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do it Unto the Lord

This morning, I wrote a blog-post on my website that talked about the importance of being happy for other's. The scripture Romans 12:15 struck me as I was reading morning inspiration from my great friend Tricia Goyer's blog. In the first paragraph, I listed a few of my favorite bloggers who's emails greatly inspire me. Well, I read another one from my sister Dianna Hobbs that really spoke volumes to me with strong conviction and a timely challenge.

I love how God speaks to me.

Dianna talked about how important it is for us to do what we do unto the Lord and not unto man. In fact, she quoted one of my favorite bible verses found in Colossians:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." {Colossians 3:23}

This was a motto scripture I used on my blog a few years ago. And it is still embedded in my heart as I press forward on this writing journey. Unfortunately, sometimes I can get distracted from this because of promoting the work he's given me to share. Juggling all of the responsibility that comes along with writing books and magazine articles can be overwhelming at times. And really, some days I just want to stop and say I quit. Then, God graciously reminds me that I am on track, that he is giving me the strength to keep going it {even with three small children} and to just keep my eyes on Him while continually acknowledging him in all things.

It's a great prayer of mine every single day. "Lord, what would you have me do today?" "I just want you to be glorified in my life." In my mind, I sound like a broken record. And yet, I pour my heart out each time I pray those things because I mean them. Well, these words spill from my lips regarding one of the toughest projects I'm writing that I know without a doubt he's called me to share.

It's a memoir about my with experience child-loss and it is rattling my world right now. After tussling with the idea of it and flat out asking God if I could write something else, I finally bowed in obedience to his command. But there is something beautiful happening as I write this. I can't describe it and I can't put my finger on it. As I am writing this book, I am crying, praying and bleeding on these pages. And even though reflecting on the pain I once endured isn't the easiest, I'm going to continue on because I'm doing this unto the Lord-- knowing He has a great purpose for it.

During your journey, have you ever experienced a tough moment where you just wanted to stop? Do you find it easy to do  your task unto the Lord? I'd love for you to share your experience with me.