I remember my dad telling me when I was a kid, “You’re going somewhere and you’re going to do something.” This was combating my idea of binge playing Mario Brothers on our Super Nintendo for hours on end. I loved Mario Brothers, especially on the Super Nintendo. I know it’s old school, but it was a lot of fun! However, my dad was setting the vision and the standard of what he wanted for my life and I’m so glad he did. He refused to let me settle for going nowhere and doing nothing.
Sadly, too many people live life this way and it breeds negative things. I believe every person was made for God; therefore, anyone can go somewhere and do something in their lifetime. This is not necessarily about a physical location or going to your dream spot for a vacation, it’s more about an internal courage to go where He wants you and to do what He wants you to do. This could actually take place in your hometown, in the next town or in a city across the world. God has an adventure of a lifetime for anyone who is willing to say yes!
But, this is easier said than done.
The idea of being uncomfortable is not something we aspire for. Facing our fears can push us over the edge. I’ve noticed over time that many Christ-followers struggle to let God serve them through emotional healing and life change. One reason for this is because it’s hard to face ourselves. To be honest with ourselves is harder than being honest with others. Facing our own issues is harder than helping someone face their own issues. Denial is a comfortable friend that makes its home in our hearts with ease. Denial blocks us from go somewhere and do something. Before we know it, we’re filled with regret of “what could have been.”
I fully believe God never intended for us to live a life of regret. His intent for us is to see His goodness in our lifetime and while doing so, we run the race He has set for us to completion. This is a life fully lived and a life that ripples for generations. Isn’t this what we want? Isn’t this what we’re reaching for? Of course it is, and living for God is how we have it.
One thing we have to know is with Jesus there will come a point where He’ll say, “Go somewhere and do something.” He won’t give us all the details. He never does and never will because God moves when we move. He responds to our faith and not to our needs; therefore, going into the unknown is a part of what we do. Denial can paralyze us from doing anything because if we won’t go to the unknown in ourselves, we won’t go to the unknown with God. Being uncomfortable, not knowing all the answers and not understanding what’s going on is a part of our faith journey. Yet, it’s in these places where God shows up and does the greatest miracles. This is where we find purpose, destiny and God at a deeper level. His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways; therefore, we have to go somewhere and do something to discover and learn what they are.
Notice what Hebrews 11:6 says –
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.”
It’s our faith that pleases God. It’s our faith that hopes for what isn’t seen, but believes there is evidence of it. Our hope is discovered in faith and the evidence of what we believe is revealed through our faith. So when we go somewhere and do something, we may not see where we’re going or what will happen next. For example, our marriage may still be in chaos, our kids may still be acting out, our bodies may be hurting, our emotions may be unstable and we may be struggling financially, but we believe that God can do what we can’t and that He’s working when we don’t see it. This is a part of the journey of faith. None of us can get around it because we grow through it and we discover God in it.
Think of Abraham, Moses, Joshua and Noah and how they all decided to go somewhere and do something as God led them. They didn’t know where they we’re going, they didn’t know how it was going to work, they didn’t know what was going to happen but when they stepped into the unknown. God made known to them what He could do. This is how it works and when we go somewhere and do something, Jesus show up.
What is your unknown today?
Is it something God wants to do in you? Whatever it is, go somewhere and do something! Give God something to work with and watch a miracle take place. Think about it this way, miracles in the Bible required someone to go somewhere and do something and when they did, God showed up and did something they couldn’t. This is why we must move forward into the unknown. Let Jesus show what He can do, by you doing what you can do and then give the rest to Him.
Today is the day to take one step forward. Make fear bow it’s knee and move forward into the unknown with confidence, believing that Jesus is with you and something great is going to happen to you.
Have a good day and may He bless you as you go somewhere and do something,