Do It For Me

Jul 17, 2014

2014 roseThe day was long and the path uphill.

My eyes looked up ahead and all I saw was difficulty and discouragement.

Dreams don’t go unanswered, Lord.

Dreams are made to live but my muscles ached as I labored on uphill.

My throat hungered for water to quench its thirst.

Water. But I saw no water and kept going.

I had just brushed the hair back from my eyes when I heard a faint sound.

A Voice speaking to me deep within.

“Do it for Me.”

Do it for you, Lord? Why yes, I can do it for You. I will do anything for You.

The thought comforted my weary heart as I kept pushing forward.

Sweat trickling down my face. One foot in front of the other.

My mind wandered back to years before when I first sensed His Call to do this.

Now further along on the journey it had become so difficult.

There were no signs of hopeful results for all my faithful efforts.

No indications of life.

“Do it for Me.”

Yes, Lord.

Even though the way is hard and the path is uphill –

even though all my efforts seem futile.

Yes, I will do it for You.

Suddenly I began to see how I had needlessly burdened myself.

Looking for results. Watching for fruit. Looking for any sign that my efforts are not in vain

when all along

I knew it had been His idea in the first place.

Are you facing a challenge that seems hopeless?

Have you tried and tried and still seem to be getting nowhere?

The harder you work the farther you seem from the goal.

Remember Who called you in the first place.

And listen to Him speak to your soul today.

“Do it for Me.”

My life laid down as a sacrifice for Him.

Seeking nothing

absolutely nothing but to hear His well done at the finish line.

Eyes on my Savior

looking above

in His service

love gives all.

Just do it for Him

 

2014 rose

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