“If God doesn’t do it, It shouldn’t get done”
By contributing writer Stephanie Bright
If you spend unnecessary time on social media, as a good majority of us do, you may have seen the viral video that inspired the title of this devotional. It’s a video of an older woman in a teal church dress, singing the following words: “If God don’t do it, it won’t get done, If God don’t do it, it won’t get done”. If you’ve never watched it, after your Bible time, do yourself a favor and look it up for a good chuckle.
The first two verses of Psalm 127 remind us that If God is not the One orchestrating and doing the work, the labor is in vain. What does it mean if something is in vain? It means that it’s not worth it. It’s a waste of time. It won’t profit you to do it. If the Lord isn’t building the house, all labor towards that house is a waste of effort. If the Lord isn’t watching over the city, the security guard might as well stay home.
You see, there’s nothing wrong with being the construction worker on the house. There’s no issue with a security guard on duty. The concern is not the job or the effort put towards something. The problem is when we do things outside of God.
Have you ever rushed ahead of God? Be honest.
Have you ever done something without consulting God and realized how bad of a decision it was in the end? We waste time when we choose to do, move, act, or plan without God. What good is it to put all our efforts into something without consulting the Most High?
When you move with God, you will always progress faster, more efficiently, and more productively than you could ever do on your own.
After all, we do serve the God of Ephesians 3:20.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us,
If you let Him, He will do much more than your vision board, planner, and staff meetings have ever seen or thought. Go with Him, not ahead of Him.
Trust that His ways are higher. Let Him take the reins.
And remember, If God doesn’t do it…If He’s not in it…It shouldn’t be done.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Connect with Stephanie Bright at www.christiangirlspop.com
Stephanie is an on-fire woman of God living in Houston, Texas. As a woman of God, Stephanie commits to the purpose of serving others while building confidence in God through obedience and fervently prays for intimate relationships with God for every Christian girl. Stephanie is inspired to bring CGPOP to college campuses worldwide and is experienced in several areas to guide young women into a meaningful relationship with Christ.