The Weary Doer
Oh, how I need to be found.
I am a doer. I am a “Look at me, look how much I can get done” kind of person. I often believe my worth is found in my success and accomplishments; that my value can come from something I do.
Therefore I am constantly doing.
It is no wonder that when I try to read God’s word in this mindset, I feel condemned and hope that my doing will in some way win God’s favor.
In reality, I have wandered so far from the truth that my only hope is to be. Be present and allow for His love to find me. Because it will. Not if I work for it by doing more, not if I try to manipulate myself into looking better than I am.
My doing will be my undoing if I keep at this pace.
“Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift
but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work
but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.”
That is why I love this verse in Romans. What a sweet reminder to me of how I need to be present and just receive this gift of trusting that Jesus is enough. For the tired doer, find rest for your soul. He will surely find you, if you will only be.
Brittany received her BS in Apparel Merchandising with a Minor in Business from East Carolina University. She previously worked at Barnabas on the development team and is now at home with her newborn twins, Wesley and Finley. Brittany has been married to Daniel for 8 years. And when she is not changing diapers, she enjoys writing about her home renovations and life with twins on her Facebook page The Stiling Haven.