What I Haven’t Done

The things I should have done, but didn’t,

seem like less of a problem than the things I have done that I shouldn’t have.

Do you feel this way, too?   When I don’t do something I should have done, I rarely feel the same guilt and regret that I have after doing something I never should have done.

Is that because the things I should have done but didn’t do are invisible?  It didn’t happen so there is no evidence that I should have done it?

James tells us, “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is a sin for them.”  James 4:17.

God knows everything – even my thoughts.  There are no secrets from him.  When I am prompted by the Holy Spirit to do something or say something and I don’t do it,  God knows.  Sure, his grace kicks in and my sins are covered by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, but it’s still wrong.

I need to keep my eyes and ears open to these promptings so I don’t miss the opportunities God gives me to partner with him in his plan to redeem the people around me and deepen their faith.  I want to make sure my hands and feet are available for his kingdom purposes.

During this special time of year, I often hear the Spirit whispering in my ear,

“For God so loved the world.”

God loves the people in this world so I need to love the people in this world.

Please let me be a part of helping the world believe in you, Abba Father, so they will accept your free gift of grace and live in your love.

2 thoughts on “What I Haven’t Done

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.