What Are You Supposed To Be Doing?

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Often the things we find ourself saying to the people around us;  
God is whispering the same words to us.  
I am always saying “What are you supposed to be doing?”
I say “What are you supposed to be doing?”  to my little gal who is tattling on her sister, instead of doing her dishwasher job.
I say, “What are you supposed to be doing?”  to my big gal who is playing instead of doing her schoolwork.
I say, “What are you supposed to be doing?”  to the nosey girl who is wondering why her sister gets to do something she isn’t doing right now.
The Gal Eating Popcorn and wearing a wig.  Surely that’s not what she supposed to be doing:) lol
My girls picked the picture this post, instead of cleaning up the house, like they are supposed to be doing. haha!
I say, “What are you supposed to be doing?” to the two that are fighting instead of cleaning up the family room.
I say, “What are you supposed to be doing to the two girls opening the huge bag of M&M’s we just got from Sam’s Club.
I say,  “What are you supposed to be doing?”.  Over and Over and Over again.

So often, when fights arise, tattling starts, and grumbling is voiced; the child involved is NOT doing what they are suppose to be doing. EVERY.single.time.
I think. WHY?!!  WHY.have.you.stopped.doing.what.you.are.supoosed.to.be.doing?  Stopping and getting distracted with something else always leads to bad things so WHY did you stop doing what you are supposed to be doing??
Then I hear the Holy Spirit whisper the same words to me. 
Ouch!
I’m guilty.  Sometimes I stop doing what I’m supposed to be doing.  I have fights, tattling, judging, gossiping and grumbling going on in my head.  Or worse yet, coming out of my mouth.
I’m guilty.  I have spent my whole morning wondering why God lets another fellow mom complain about her life situation;  I’m not aloud to complain.  So why is she aloud to complain??  Surely that’s not fair, surely God wants her to stop.  So… I continue to ponder this all morning long.
God gently whispers, ‘What are you supposed to be doing?’  
I’m guilty.  I have tattled to others or to God about things that I see that bug me.  This person, doesn’t support this activity in my life, ‘God, she’s not showing me love’  I find myself saying; Running to tattle on her.
God gently whispers, ‘What are you supposed to be doing?’
I’m guilty.  I worry about what others are thinking of me.  I am supposed to be throwing myself into my life with no thought of the slack I may get from others; instead I’m worrying and when I worry I stop doing.
God gently whispers, ‘What are you supposed to be doing?’  
I’m guilty.  I  start looking at the problems around me, church problems, other people’s marriage problems, church leadership problems, America’s problems, the problems in the world.  I get stuck on this.  I get discouraged.  It doesn’t seem to be handled how the Bible says it is to be handled.  I get stuck.  My family time, my homeschooling job, the housework suffers.  I have STOPPED doing what I am supposed to be doing and I am focused on the wrong things.
God comes to me and again gently whispers, ‘What are you supposed to be doing?’  
This is a BIG one in my life.
I get so wrapped up in the issues around me.
I get distracted.
I let it consume me.
I get discouraged.
I STOP focusing on “What I’m supposed to be doing.”
When anything stops me from focusing on what I am suppose to be doing; satan has me.
I stop working for God.
If I’m not working for God; then I’m working for satan.
I need to get back to doing What I am Supposed to Be doing.  I need to refocus.  I need to pay attention to what God has for ME instead of letting satan busy my mind with the trivial things.  The distractions.  I need to get back to doing what I am called to do.
What about you?  
What are you being called to do?
What is God asking YOU to do this very day?
Are you doing it?
Are you doing what you are supposed to be doing?
Are you doing what you are called to be doing?
Or are you distracted?
Or afraid?
Or have you just stopped?
Maybe today, the Holy Spirit is whispering to you, like He is whispering to me. . .
‘What are you supposed to be doing?’
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