Every once in awhile we get a "You should" email at P31. You probably know the kind of letters I'm talking about. They aren't mean-spirited (usually) or unkind (mostly). But they are from well-meaning readers who think we should be doing something other than what we are doing.
We love these people. We truly do. But we don't change ourselves, our principles or practices, because they want us to.
It's kind of like the advocate for adoption who thinks everyone should adopt. Or the missionary to Africa who thinks every one should be helping Africa.
I was called to adopt from Africa ... so maybe those examples aren't that good.
The truth is, I only have to do what I'm supposed to do. Not what you think I should do.
I might be able to do it well. That's not the point. I might enjoy doing it. That's still not the point. Am I called to do it by God? Now we are getting somewhere.
Here's my take on it: If everyone did what God called her to do, everything would get done. Period.
So do what God is calling you to do, and don't worry about what anyone else is or isn't doing.
Now for a winner to my contest on Wednesday. Chosen at random, the winner of two Bible studies on the Character of God and a Starbucks gift card is Natalie who posted her comment at January 13, 2011 9:46 AM. Natalie, I'll email you privately for your address. If you don't hear from me, please contact me personally at email@example.com.
Question: What has God asked you to do that you haven't done yet? Are you brave enough to share? Post anonymously if necessary.
Grace & Peace,