“This is what I do.” That thought came to me last night, after a few hours thinking about what God might have me say at the Conference in Lewis, God willing.
I am so conscious of “gaps,” things I cannot do, areas in which I have no knowledge or skills at all. God seemed to set my heart at ease in a way as never before, by helping me to accept that I do what I do.
I think it is important not only in a general way to keep the main thing the main thing in these days when all sorts of fads and persuasive and excited voices blow across the evangelical and charismatic church, but to also keep the main thing the main thing in our calling and find peace and happiness and God’s smile as each of us try to do that.
I want to get better at what I do, but that thought, “This is what I do,” somehow was given by God ,I believe, and it helped me. I cannot exactly categorise what I do, but I know when I am doing it and I think I now know when distraction is happening. Usually it comes through lovely believers, eager to see God honoured. It is not easy to say “No” to lovely, enthusiastic believers. I hate to think I would throw a wet blanket over what has brought life to them in the process of holding my distance from that same thing, as it would not bring life to me or increase it within me or its flow through me.
So I guess I am maybe saying, keep your main thing your main thing. I hope you can say “This is what I do” and find peace as you say it.
The main thing I attempt to do these days is to keep my focus on the Lord while living with health restrictions that mean I do only about 10% maximum of what I used to be capable of.
And that’s all that counts, maybe; focus on Him to whom we belong and He will provide the rest.
My prayers certainly include the upcoming conference on Lewis, and all details concerning it. It will be what it will be in submission to His leading.
May all those organising and leading be led by Him.