Good Intentions

24 Aug

Image“We are a culture trained to be a great starter but not a finisher”

-Beth Moore, A Woman’s Heart God’s Dwelling Place. Video session 9.

I am a gal filled with good intentions.  I daydream and plan loads of things, good things, and helpful things.  The problem is, is that they usually don’t come to pass.  I have purchased supplies to create beautiful things, and ingredients to cook delicious things to just have them collect dust and turn rotten.  I am by no means a mass collector of stuff, (I actually loathe clutter, even the secret kind) I am just a do it tomorrow person.

When watching the above mentioned video, my heart was deeply convicted.  Out of all I have learned and studied the past 10 weeks in this Bible study God decided this is where he wants me to focus a little more intently and seriously.

I seriously made the exasperated sigh generally reserved for teenage parental annoyance.  Seriously, of all things to call me out on You are choosing to call out my good intentions?

It brought me to a place that had me looking and praying long and hard as to why God was calling out this seemingly, insignificant part of my life.  Here is what I learned.  God wants me to make the most of my gifts and abilities.  By not following through I am falling prey to laziness.  Not just to my good intentions but to the most important parts of my life such as prayer, worship, wife, mother, homemaker, homeschooler, etc… I’ve looked over my life lately and see where my laziness as crept into every facet of my life.  Several verses came to mind but the one that really stuck to me was Proverbs 14:23, “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” 

So all my talk and good intentions is stealing my full potential of what God has in store for me.  It never ceases to amaze me that God longs for us to strive for righteousness and He uses, sometimes, interesting outlets to bring forth change in us.

I am always a work in progress but I am sure glad to know that God sees the value in me and puts forth the love and time to help me to be all He has created me to be.  What an awesome God we serve.

Has the Lord convicted you of anything recently?  I would love to know how God is working in your life.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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3 Responses to “Good Intentions”

  1. i have no greater joy August 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Have you read the children’s book Halfway Herbert? I recently read it to my children and thought, “Oh no! This is me!” Yikes. Love this post. I see myself and my children being great starters… library books, projects, etc. One of our planned goals in HS this year… finishing what we start! Thank you for sharing.

    • Rebecca August 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      I will have to check out that book, thanks for sharing! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and encourage. It is always encouraging when you have someone who understands. God be the Glory!

  2. Rebeca Jones August 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Wow–timely for sure! You are in many ways describing me, Rebecca. “God wants me to make the most of my gifts and abilities. By not following through I am falling prey to laziness.” I never thought of it this way. Thank you.

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