Hey hi hello! And hope you’re well. Welcome to this weeks feature Friday, with a post by a wonderful woman of God , Lorreign! Be sure to show her love: Instagram – @RestoredNation
Hey guys, how are you today? Firstly, shout out to Tadi for featuring me on this week’s feature Friday. It is an honour! I love how she’s using her platform to do what God has called her to do!
So, this season has been an interesting one to say the least, I know I am not on my own when I say this! It has had its moments of crazy and confusion but during it all I’ve never had so much clarity and contentment which is all the Lord’s work.
I remember at the beginning of lockdown, the free time I had before me excited me because I’m one of those people that like doing stuff, I really do thrive on ticking things off my to do list. However, God made it clear to me personally that this season for me was not necessarily just about doing but it was very much about becoming.
I think it is so easy in this generation to focus more on ‘doing’ that we neglect who we are becoming in the process. Don’t get me wrong, it is great to be productive, the bible instructs us to use our time wisely and to utilise our gifts, but we cannot root our identity in it. As Christians we are literally called to a lifelong process of becoming, a life of becoming more like Jesus Christ in Whom our Identity is rooted in. In our quest to become, may we not forget Who we are supposed to become like. Romans 8:29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
I remember at one point in my walk with Christ feeling immense pressure, how on earth was I supposed to be like Jesus? How was I supposed to walk in my purpose? What does God want me to do? I had so many questions and I wanted to know everything down to the very detail about what I was supposed to be doing. I forgot to just be still and listen. That is the thing about being constantly occupied with something isn’t it? We can miss the voice of God and then wonder why God isn’t speaking. He speaks but are we being still enough to listen? Are we being still enough to hear what He has to say? And to push the boat out even further, do we even care about what God has to say? How much do we really value the opinion of the almighty and sovereign God who created us?
There is a time to execute and more importantly, there should be a time to sit at the feet of Jesus, how can we become like someone we don’t even know? How can we be like Jesus, If we don’t spend time with Him? It’s impossible for us to follow the example of someone we don’t follow. My encouragement to you would be in your productivity, in your getting things done, in your execution may you find time to sit at the feet of your saviour because what you do is not merely as important if it isn’t rooted in the foundation of Jesus Christ.
Verses for you to meditate on
Luke 10 40-41 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
1 Kings 19:11-13 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
Thank you to Lorreign and thank you for reading ! Have an amazing weekend.
Peace, joy & love