Just do it!

‘Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord – Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here – has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”’ Acts 9.17

If you think about the details of Saul’s conversion and how it happened, it’s clear that it was God’s plan, but also that there was a level of human involvement.  God does some things sovereignly but at other times he uses people.  On the Damascus Road, Jesus spoke directly to Saul but then it seems that a human being was needed, Ananias, to lay hands on him so that his sight would be restored.  It’s pointless asking why God did one thing without human intervention but not the other – he just did!

The lesson this teaches us is that it’s entirely possible that God may ask us to do something and we might think – what’s the point?  The answer is likely to be, ‘Just because’!

When we consider God asking us to do something, we may have the impression that he will speak loudly or give us a strong compulsion to do something, whereas his voice might simply be a nudge, a whisper or a thought that pops into our mind, often prompting us to do something that seems quite trivial – just because!

So just do it!  You will probably never know the real significance of your actions and small acts of kindness, but the one who nudges you knows.


One thought on “Just do it!”

  1. Thank you for your insight. I have been learning to obey when God prompts me. We may not know why, and your are right, God wants to use us in His plan. I am learning how to be fully submitted to God and His sovereign plan for my life.
    God said I was to write “Hope for Complete Healing,” and I didn’t know the first thing about writing, so I simply wrote a report paper on the research I had done. As I received feedback, I began to improve my work.
    Then God said I was to do a postbaccalaureate certificate in Distance Education. Yikes, it has been 30 years since I was in college, but with the help of God I earned straight As. During that time, I learn how to write with the help of several editors I hired.
    Then God told me to do a prison ministry. Double Yikes, that terrified me, why me. I have been teaching the women at the county jail for over five years and I give out my first book “Hope for Complete Healing” for free to all the girls who come to my bible study.
    God then told me to do a website and blog. I had no idea how I was going to do it, but God has been leading me all the way. Now, I provide my book on my website for anyone to read. I agree with you, we need to just do it when God tells us what to do. God has a good purpose for each of us, don’t question it, just submit and do it. You will be bless.

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