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Friday, July 19, 2013

just do it


"Remember this," she says, tears flooding in her eyes and spilling out on her face. She takes a breath that's shaky, not because of uncertainty, but emotion. "If you forget everything else, remember this: when God tells you to do something, just do it." 

"Okay," I say, because if I say much more I'll burst into tears again. Why must goodbyes be so hard? With one last hug, we part ways. 

Funny how words can have such an impact on you, even weeks and months later. I pondered over what she told me. "Yes, I'll do what He says," I told myself that night. "After all, I'm giving up everything to go to Africa, right?" But I still have much, much giving left to do. You think you've given a lot of yourself only to find out that you really haven't given as much as you thought, and you start all over.

Another thought, this time a question, popped into my head. "How do I know that God's telling me to do something? How do I know it's not just my own self?" I looked for answers and I found them. Is it loving? Does it match up with His words? If so, then yes, it's God telling you to do something.

The hardest part is doing. There is no simple way to put it: when God tells you to do something, just do it.




4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this post Kendra! When I read "How do I know that God's telling me to do something? How do I know it's not just my own self?" I had to keep reading, because that's something I asked someone a couple days ago in almost the exact words. Thanks for your always-blog posts -- they're always either encouraging or challening. :)

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  2. Your photos are breathtaking, as is your story. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Those pictures are amazing!!! And very scary looking!!!

    Love,
    Manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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  4. You encouragement.
    Beautiful photographs.
    My favourite inspiration post of the week.

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