For many years I thought being a “doer of the word” meant that I needed to work hard, initiating projects and stay as busy as I could. I often did things at the expense of some close relationships when I tried to make people fit in a mold of my expectations.
Now I realize that those projects only exhibited a veneer of spiritual activity. Instead of trusting God and waiting to see what He was doing, I was busy trying to duplicate procedures and methods I heard about that appeared to be successful in other churches and ministries.
I was living in an illusion, believing that I was in control instead of Him.
Now I am focusing on being instead of doing and allowing others to be who they are and accept them without condemnation.
I pray for God’s grace to abide in His vine and be a fruit bearing branch that brings Him glory, honor and praise.