The One Thing God Asks
Sometimes being available to God means crossing an ocean to be a missionary or moving a thousand miles or starting a crisis pregnancy center. But sometimes, even harder, following God is in the small stuff.
Years ago, a book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff became popular. And while we shouldn’t worry or fret over things that are inconsequential, we do have to commit ourselves to the small stuff He leads us to. After all, years are made up of minutes. And our life’s mission is lived out one decision at a time.
Yes, we’d go crazy if we had to focus on every little detail and wonder if it’s God’s plan. (Lord, is it your will that I have a turkey sandwich for lunch?) I’m not talking about that. I am talking about focusing on obedience to what God has called you to do. To do that, we simply have to focus on one thing before the next thing.
In giving her advice to authors in the book Bird by Bird, Amy Lamott says it this way: “All I have to do is to write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame. This is all I have to bite off for the time being… just what I can see through the one-inch picture frame, just one paragraph describing this woman, in the town where I grew up, the first time we encounter her.”
The same one-inch picture frame can be used, not only for writing, but for our lives. The only thing we need to focus on is… Read the rest of this post on Sonoma Christian Home.