So, if you haven’t realized by now, I am a hands-on kind of girl. I can’t just read about the Bible or read a book, I want to experience it so I can really take in the fullness of the message. I want that for you too!
So…here is our activity for today. It may sound and seem silly. I get that, but I am asking you to push past the awkwardness, and DO IT ANYWAYS!!!
1. Take a sheet of paper and write down a few of your doubts and insecurities in the corner…like this…
2. Tear or cut out the writing….
3. Wrap it around your thumb and tape it! But don’t just sit there with it taped, do some work. Do the laundry, get your kids ready for school, cook a meal, type a comment, get dressed etc… Just go about your normal business, but go about it with your thumb wrapped up. Spend at least an hour this way, or you can spend all day, it’s up to you! Now go, and read the rest of this post when you are done.
So what did you think? Was it difficult to get things done with your thumb all wrapped up?
My paper kept falling off, which I found annoying. It got dirty and soggy as I chopped vegetables, and really hindered the speed at which I made my grocery list! So you may be wondering why on earth I had you do this…
That we might have a momentary realization of what it is like to try and do the work God has called us to do, the work He knowingly designed us to do, while wrapped up in thoughts that tell us we are messy, broken, ineffective, unnecessary, and have nothing special to offer.
Just like it’s difficult to use your thumb when it’s wrapped up with a frumpy sheet of paper, it’s difficult to do what God asks us to do when we wrap ourselves up with layer after layer of I don’t have anything special to offer. #YesIDo
So what should we do now…
TAKE IT OFF!
A Confident Heart, SCRIPTURE TRUTH, and this Online Bible Study are designed to help you do just that…TAKE IT OFF…and unwrap doubt, insecurity, fear, and feelings of brokeness so you can be all Christ has called you to be. An effective, valuable, important, loved, treasured part of the body of Christ.
This week as negativity creeps in: unwrap it, take it off, throw it away, and meditate on God’s truth! When doubt whispers, “I don’t have anything special to offer,” shout back (out loud if you can) #YesIDo!
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. Psalm 139:1 NLT
Also, take today and Tuesday to read Chapter 8. You are going to love it! Put some thought into what your spiritual gifts might be and what personality type you most identify with. Keep these in mind as I have another activity for us on Wednesday where we will use them!
Your Turn to Share!!!!
Please share your thoughts and feelings about the activity we did today. Everyone who comments this week will be entered to win a copy of Renee’s new A Confident Heart Devotional!!!