Question: Should I?
Answer: Why are you waiting?
Nike’s official slogan, “Just Do it” is well-known all over the world. Its catchphrase inspires everyone whether professionals or novices to get moving and “Just Do it.” Interestingly, this familiar quote, can apply to other areas too. For example, while looking for employment in South Carolina, I asked my husband about a particular position listed on a job search’s website, “Should I apply or not?” His response, “Just Do it”- you do not have to say, ‘yes’ until they offer you the job.”
Another way this mantra can be a great motivator is when we have to do something we really are not looking forward to doing. To explain, my least favorite chore is folding laundry. Admittedly, I have often let the clothes get wrinkled sitting the basket and then had to “fluff” them up by throwing them back in the dryer. (Do not tell Paul or my sons, but I have let the same clothes get wrinkled again 😯). Therefore, I have decided to mentally remind myself to “Just Do it”-take those dried clothes and fold them as soon as I hear the dryer buzzer (I am still a work in progress 😊).
Of course, the best way to use this encouraging advertisement is in our spiritual walk. Since God is a Promoter of action (1 Peter 1:13-16), it is important that we respond when He whispers in our ear, “Help that person financially; be extra nice to the co-worker who is not so nice; volunteer at church; or honor your body (the temple for the Holy Spirit) and make specific changes to take care of yourself -physically, spiritually, and emotionally.”
Remember, although it requires obedience and commitment, God is not going to ask you to do something that He is not going to equip you to do. To illustrate, the Bible promises us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). The key to this verse is that with His help, we are capable of accomplishing tasks that are difficult, sacrificial, or as in the case of folding laundry, just not fun. Life is full of steps and choices that we can take to reflect our love for God, for others, and for ourselves.
What is somthing you sense He is prompting you to begin? With the New Year of 2022, around the corner, I could encourage my readers to use this concept as a New Year’s Resolution; however, to be true to my own words from this blog: “Why are you waiting?- Just Do it!”
*Special thanks to Tina for inspiring this topic.
Song – “Start Right Here” by Casting Crowns