An important question that I am sure all of us have been asked in our lives is: “Why do you do what you do”. Why we are choosing to do and to be whatever that may mean in our own lives But an equally important question that perhaps needs to be asked more is ” Why Not”. Why are you NOT doing X ? Why are you not going for Y ? Why are you not working towards Z ?
Now let me pause right here and say this first: IF something is within the will and plan of God, then this “why not” question stands but if something is not within the will of God, then the “why not” question has already been answered. As we might wonder the what the will of God is, we can also find this answer if we look at what we want to do/be/have and whether it lines up with God and his righteousness. If it’s out of greed, then it does not. If it’s out of vanity , then it does not. If it is out of pride, then it is not. If it is out of lust, then it does not. If you want to do something or have something that is NOT of God and/or that goes against his word, then it is not. Sorry but not sorry. I am sure you are following where I am going with my point here. Just wanted to be clear because we all got dreams and wants but every dream and want is not necessarily within his will.
As I was saying previously, taking the time to answer the “why not” question or even asking someone else “why not” is important because it encourages people to think and sometimes when we get thinking, it reveals our flawed thinking (mindset), attitude and even behavior. The thing is, I am sure because I feel the same way, that a lot of times the “why not” is not followed by something that HAS to remain or to be in our lives but that we choose to do nothing about.
Why not…I do not have the means.
Why not….I feel inadequate enough.
Why not…I can not do it.
Why not…I am not good enough.
I could go on and on but I did not write this post to make it about the answer to the “why not” but more so the action that can come once that question has been honestly answered. More times than not, we let where we currently are dictate where we will go or what we will be but isn’t faith about looking past what we currently see and just knowing that there is greater. Sometimes, our journey to where and what God actually has for us is only being barred from our own mindset and attitudes about what “we” can do instead of being about where and what God can do and what he has ALREADY brought us through and provided us with.
Have a wonderful week!
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