Just relax and be His kid.
When I say this, I’m not necessarily talking about your activity level or your productivity in the kingdom of God. I’m talking about the state of being within your own being, spirit, soul and body.
Someone asked me about my ‘ministry’ the other day. I was thinking about that this morning and had this thought, “I don’t want a ‘ministry’. I just want to share the message.” For me that message is He loves you and He sent Jesus to save you spirit, soul, and body because He loves you.
Many years ago I attended a ladies meeting at church. During this meeting someone prophesied over my life and spoke of things I would do for the kingdom of God. At the time I had no idea what they were talking about. In a way that was good. I couldn’t make it happen, because I didn’t know what ‘it’ was.
What I did know was how to follow God’s leading. He would nudge me in a certain direction and I would follow. He would then nudge me in another direction and I would follow. Years later, as I walked through the hall of a hospital it suddenly occurred to me that I was doing what had been prophesied concerning my life. He made it happen, as I simply followed His lead, one step at a time.
At some point in my ‘ministry’ I lost sight of this. I was so busy doing the work. I was so busy being the ‘minister’ everyone expected me to be. Really I was no longer ‘being’. I was just doing.
Then I felt that nudge again. I followed Him. He reminded me that all the activity, the ministry, was not who I was or who He wanted me to be. He just wanted me to be His kid. The rest would follow as I simply followed Him.
Relax and be His kid. That’s the root. The rest is fruit.
For in Him we live and move and have our being… (Acts 17:28, Amplified)
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4, NKJV)