Just Do It!

Sunday, March 04, 2018

When I hear the phrase “Just do it”, the first thing that comes to mind is “stop procrastinating.” The Bible says that God is “at work in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” In other words, we have all the potential to do whatever God calls us. The reason a great wealth of dreams have been dashed into the poverty of discouragement is because the potential, which is stored energy, never changes to Kinetic energy, which is the energy of movement. Suppose Shakespeare had died before he wrote this poems and plays - the potential of Macbeth would have been buried. Suppose Michelangelo had died before his painted the Sistine Chapel or DaVinci the Mona Lisa - the beauty of their paintings would have been lost. Suppose Mozart died with all the music stored in his bosom. What will the world lack because you failed to live out your potential? Will you carry songs, books, inventions, cures, other talents and God given spiritual gifts to your grave? “Potential is what you can do, but have not yet done” (Myles Monroe). Maybe God wants you to start a prayer journal, teach the children, sing with our praise team or play an instrument in our praise band. You have the potential. In 2 Peter 1:3 it says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness though our knowledge of him who calls us by his own glory and goodness.” God has done His part; now it’s up to us to “JUST DO IT.”