Paper Tigers & Impressing God
A Write 31 Days Series
Here is my question, “Can a doer be free?”
I’m task oriented. I like doing. I am a doer.
Maybe you are like me too. Maybe you are a doer as well, but maybe you are not. Maybe doing sounds like too much work and you would rather be spending time at the feet of Jesus.
That sounds free! Worshipping Him, praying, and lavishing in His goodness and love. That sounds like freedom.
What about all the tasks: studying, teaching, going, proclaiming, making disciples, nursery working, cleaning, preparing, orphan care, raising awareness about injustices, giving, feeding the poor, welcoming the stranger, visiting the sick, visiting the imprisoned, clothing those without.
We could all just get tired from the list.
How do we stay free in the midst of all the doing? Is it possible?
We can’t forget the doing and just hide behind our faith because Scripture tells us that faith without works is dead.
Works is as simple as this, living your life as if you believe the Bible is true. If the Bible is true, it will lead you to love, trust, and worship God. Your love of God will lead you to love others.
What is freedom anyway?
Let’s go back to Galatians, where we are getting these ideas of freedom from fear of paper tigers and freedom of striving to earn God’s approval.
Paul says that freedom grows out of love. Love is the key.
Reasons to DO that will not bring you freedom:
- striving to impress
- wanting accolades
- growing our importance
Reasons to DO that will bring you freedom:
It is possible to be a doer who is free, and love is how it is done. That is so good to know.
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