Do This: Do the Right Thing Right

“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” (Colossians 4:4)

In yesterday’s devo, Paul asked his friends to pray for his mission in two ways. The first was that God would open the doors to the message. The second is in verse 4: “that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.”

dothis_350Paul understood he absolutely could not do what God had for him to do unless God made it possible. But he also knew that he still had to do it. When the door for the message opened up, Paul had to be ready to make the delivery. And he wanted prayer that he’d do it well.

The same is true in your life. God is the one who makes it possible for you to obey him, to love and serve others, to proclaim his message. But when the moment comes, you and I need to act. God accomplishes his will through our choice to do what he asks in the right way and at just the right moment.

Think: What is God asking you to do today? Are you ready to do it? What will be the difference between doing what he’s asked and doing it really well?

Pray: Ask God to help you to know clearly what he wants you to do this day, then ask him to open the door and to help you to do what he gives you to do really well.

Do: Make a quick list of a few things you’ve done in this last week or so that were acts of obedience to God. Put a plus sign next to the ones that you felt you did well and a check next to the ones you wish you’d done better.