Just Do It For Jesus!

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Colossians 3:17  

Nike made the slogan “Just Do It” famous years ago in an advertising campaign that motivated millions of couch potato’s to get back in the game. Yet, after a while “Just Do It” looses its luster and our motivation often wanes over time. We all have good intentions for the most part when we set out on a new adventure, to chase a dream or realize a new goal. The problem most of us will eventually have to wrestle with is how do we turn the mundane into meaningful? The answer is simple, “Do It For Jesus!” Doing things for ourselves is rewarding whereas doing it for the Lord is not just rewarding, its fulfilling.

C.S. Lewis penned the words, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” I’m always reminded of Caleb who along with Joshua had gone in and spied out the promised land and who then in his old age asked Joshua to give him the mountainous region where the two of them had seen the giants. Why would Caleb want the territory that he knew he would have to drive out the enemy? Obviously Caleb knew the difference between the mundane and meaningful. A meaningful life isn’t a life of ease but rather a life of purpose.

Caleb was certain that even in his old age God would grant him the strength to conquer the territory. Like Caleb may you know that you are able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you. It’s Jesus who turns the ordinary into meaningful. Because of Jesus you have what is needed to climb the mountains in your life, and you have the strength to defeat the giants you will face as with God nothing is too difficult. Yes, loved one, walking with God and following His lead won’t make life easy, it will simply make meaningful. Don’t settle for the mundane when walking with God will even the mundane meaningful!

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. The LORD is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”

Psalm 28:7-8  


Michael Osthimer





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