I'm such a homebody! If I had the opportunity to go on a safari in Africa, all expenses paid, I probably would say, "Well, it sound great but I have to clean out my closets (like that's gonna ever happen).
Why do I share this little piece of insight into who I am? Because the homebody is leaving home. Just for weekend. I'm going to a women's conference in Las Vegas. Don't worry. It's a good conference. Beth Moore and Kay Arthur will be leading it. I shouldn't get into too much trouble hanging with them, do you think?
I should be happy, right? My thought are running more along the line of, "Well, maybe I really should stay home and clean out those closets." I am actually desperate enough to do it so I don't have to go away.
I know some of you are thinking, "Hey, a chance to get away, hear some great teachers and fellowship with other women. What IS your problem?"
Don't be too harsh on me. After all, I am going. Why? Because you can't always make decisions based on how you feel. If you do, you'll probably do a lot of things you shouldn't do and not do a lot of things you should do.
God gave us feelings. But, feelings fell. You do remember the Garden of Eden, right?
Sometimes we have to do things because they are the right thing to do. Go to a funeral. Take care of a friend's kids while she's sick. Walk across the street and invite our neighbors to church.
So, I'm going to the conference because it is the right thing to do. I may have an opportunity to minister to another woman. I know I will be blessed by the time of Bible study. And, when I return, I'll probably babble on and on to you about how wonderful it was (I'll try not to bore you) and tell you I'm so glad I went.
Do you have something you need to do but dread doing it? Just do it! Not because you want to but because it is what God wants of you. I promise. You'll feel better if you do!
Doing the right thing, Gloria