Pick Up Your Socks – A Lesson in Finding God’s Will

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9

Do any of you ever feel like giving up? Quite frankly I have felt this way many, many times. I say to myself and to God: It’s too hard! This is taking up too much time. It’s not worth the money. I’m too tired.

But every time I feel like that, God reminds me to “pick up my socks.”

What does THAT mean?

Several years ago our pastor at the time gave us a message that I will never forget. He told us how he is often approached by people who cannot determine God’s will for their life. They want to know what direction to take. And he always tells them to “pick up your socks.” This just means that you do the next right thing! God doesn’t very often make our future on this earth clear to us. He just wants us to do the next right thing. If you’ve got dirty socks on the floor in front of you…pick them up! If you’ve got kids to feed….make them lunch! If you’ve got a friend in need…help them out! If you’ve got a deadline to meet…finish the task!

God’s will for us is actually a series of “the next right things!”

If you are feeling like giving up on your business…I encourage you to take these thoughts before the Lord and ask for His will. And then pick up your socks!

Heavenly Father, I often feel like giving up. Sometimes in business and sometimes in life. Give me the desire to follow after you no matter what. Show me what next step I should take and help me to trust in you fully. Your Word tells me to keep doing the right thing and I pray that you would bless this desire in me and allow harvest time to come. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Until next time…

MariLee Parrish

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  1. Nicole Elliott on October 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Great advice!!!! :) The best way to get ahead is to do the best you can right where you are :)

  2. Shannon on October 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It’s amazing what our kids can teach us, isn’t it! Thanks for sharing! If you ever get the chance, check out my post No Whinin’ at http://www.keymomentsmom.wordpress.com I’m sure you will relate!

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