Just Do It!

Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts…

How many are plagued with thoughts that just aren’t right? And secretly they war within you to have control–and you cry out to God and ask Him to take them away, because you know they are not of the Spirit that dwells within you…

If you are reading this and want to start a discussion–please respond– respond anonymously if you like. Let’s talk about what plagues you.

Here is some good news!
God is not a genie. He will not just “poof!” remove things that plague us–there is a requirement on our part. We must fight! I am no different–thoughts plague me–but I must stand, to not be whimpy–but as a soldier of Christ–keep my armor on daily and discipline. Discipline is a big word–a hard word–a word that requires on my part–to work for it…but the battle can be won! Not by sitting down on the side line and being a robot expecting God to do it. But while asking for His help and strength–just do it. Say, NO, to the thoughts!

Just like a soldier is given orders from his commander to fight the enemy. The soldier does not sit on the frontline and say to the commander–“hey, will you fight the enemy for me?” The commander has already given the soldier the key to taking the enemy down and the commander is there watching over his soldiers to aid and assist when needed. And Jesus stands and watches over us and helps us–if we let Him and not do our own thing. He even gives us the strength to win battles–but it is we who must realize it–and embrace His promises.

It is amazing how as a western nation we expect everything to be given to us on a silverplatter–and now as a new generation arises it is even more so. We don’t know what it is like to have to work for something. To have strength–you must exercise. To have money–you must work–and yes, that means hard labor sometimes or long hours or sacrifice. Everything we do in life requires a sowing. And the wonderful thing about sowing is that there is always a harvest. Like the Bible says–“you reap what you sow.” So if you sow evil–that is what you will reap–a harvest of evil and sin and discontentment. But if we sow goodness and work hard and love Jesus–these we will reap.

Oswald this morning says…
God pays no attention to our natural individuality in the development of our spiritual life. His plan runs right through our natural life. We must see to it that we aid and assist God, and not stand against Him by saying, “I can’t do that.” God will not discipline us; we must discipline ourselves. God will not bring our “arguments . . . and every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” ( 2 Corinthians 10:5 )— we have to do it. Don’t say, “Oh, Lord, I suffer from wandering thoughts.” Don’t suffer from wandering thoughts. Stop listening to the tyranny of your individual natural life and win freedom into the spiritual life.
“If the Son makes you free . . . .” Do not substitute Savior for Son in this passage. The Savior has set us free from sin, but this is the freedom that comes from being set free from myself by the Son. It is what Paul meant in Galatians 2:20 when he said, “I have been crucified with Christ . . . .” His individuality had been broken and his spirit had been united with his Lord; not just merged into Him, but made one with Him. “. . . you shall be free indeed”— free to the very core of your being; free from the inside to the outside. We tend to rely on our own energy, instead of being energized by the power that comes from identification with Jesus.

more later…


2 thoughts on “Just Do It!

  1. thank you for taking time to read my blog. Each of us have a unique and special walk with Christ–even you 🙂 I would never wish my walk with Him upon anyone. For there has been much pain and suffering and yet I still am in need of Him more each day… blessings to you this day and always. 🙂

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