Want to Do an Amazing Thing? Enjoy God
—Grace & Truth Linkup

Underachieving?

What have you accomplished during the past 6 months of the pandemic? Have you compared your life now to your life a year ago?

Prior to the pandemic, I had built a tidy schedule of activities that felt meaningful and were enjoyable.

But the past few months? Many of those opportunities have been canceled. I feel I’m doing very little out there in the “real world.”

Often we lose our purpose when our activities change. And many of our opportunities have changed drastically in 2020.

But what if we’re measuring our purpose with the wrong yardstick?

Instead of judging ourselves as underachievers this year, what if we reevaluated what we’re trying to achieve anyway?

Remember What God Really Wants

Beth Bullington’s story is a wakeup call. She’s the mother of a daughter with special needs. But she doesn’t want our pity because of it.

And she doesn’t want us to be sad for her daughter, assuming her daughter can’t do amazing things because of her disabilities.

Instead, Beth reminds us of this:

“Remember what God really wants. Loving God is the amazing thing that each of us can do.”

Beth’s daughter finds enjoyment in her life. Everything is her favorite. She “appreciates things, expresses joy, and tells people that. That is reflecting God.”

Yes!

The most amazing thing any of us can do is to enjoy God. 

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This Is Amazing

Look for God’s goodness today. Discover God’s grace. Delight in God’s presence. This is loving God.

And loving God is its own reward.

That doesn’t mean life will be easy. Or that we’ll always feel happy. But enjoying God will give us more contentment, even in the hard times.

Godly contentment reminds us that:

  • all things eventually pass,
  • we receive grace in the meantime,
  • and that God stays with us the whole time.

And who knows? Maybe one day we’ll even change our definition of “hard” things.

I’ve been counting 2020 as a hard year. Maybe years from now, I’ll look back on it as a year God shifted my thinking into a healthier direction. A direction of less comparison. Of more contentment. Of more enjoyment of him.

That would be amazing.

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Read all of Beth’s post here at her blog, AsHeLeadsIsJoy.com:

Don’t Pity Me Because I Am a Special Needs Mom

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Have you felt like you’ve done more this year, or less? Where have you seen God at work in 2020? Share your thoughts in the comments.

12 thoughts on “Want to Do an Amazing Thing? Enjoy God
—Grace & Truth Linkup

  1. blankJed

    “Remember what God really wants. Loving God is the amazing thing that each of us can do.” I love this quote. I find that most projects take about twice as long as I think they will. Thank you for the reminder that honoring Him, and not productivity is what matters most.

    Thank you for hosting too. Wishing you a happy Friday!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Ugh, I so relate to projects taking longer than expected. I sketch out my day in the morning but even when I try to pad for unexpected interruptions, etc., I still find that I grossly underestimate how long everything will take. I need these kinds of reminders to loosen my grip on what I count as “productive” and see it from God’s perspective instead. Thanks, Jed!

  2. blankBettie G

    Amen! May I open my heart more to see how loving HIM is the best gift of all! Thank you for sharing this great article today at Beth’s site, and for all that you do to encourage us in loving Christ. Blessings to you, dear Lisa.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Thank you, Bettie. I appreciate your faithful heart to praise God and encourage others. You’re a treasure and a great example of someone who has learned how to enjoy God despite hard circumstances.

  3. blankMarielle

    Hey Lisa,

    This is such a great message. I also loved that article you featured and appreciate your further application of it. Resetting our purpose and vision of success is so helpful. I have also found it’s true that “enjoying God will give us more contentment, even in the hard times.” Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Marielle. Beth’s message really spoke to me as soon as I read it, and then I returned to it and it affected me even more. I so appreciate our community of God-centered people (including you!) who share their insights on their blogs with all of us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

  4. blankWemi Omotosho

    “Instead of judging ourselves as underachievers this year, what if we reevaluated what we’re trying to achieve anyway?” – This. I stopped using last year’s yardstick earlier this year when I realised so many things were out of my control. I also love your featured post – I read it earlier this week and it really blessed me. “Loving God is the amazing thing that each of us can do”. Great post x

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Yes, so many things out of our control! This year has been like none other. Thanks for your encouragement, Wemi! Easing up on myself is something I’m still working on…..

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