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Are you facing a big task and wonder what in the world you’ve gotten yourself into?
I have felt like that many times. Most recently it’s been while creating a new website. My Blogger site is still active. I am still moving in to my new home here at Word Press. I can tell you over that last several months I have been mumbling, ‘what have I got myself into?’
As I read this week about Rebekah in Genesis chapter 24, I could relate to her story. She was minding her own business, intent on her daily task of going to the well to draw water. She finds herself offering a stranger a sip and then gets pulled right in to drawing water for his ten camels.
Before we skip right over that little detail, let me tell you what I discovered about camels.
According to National Geographic, camels can drink about 30-40 gallons of water in about thirteen minutes. Multiply that times the servant’s ten camels…that is a huge undertaking.
I wonder if Rebekah’s thoughts went to ‘what am I thinking?’ as she hefted her water pot back and forth from the well. She definitely was facing a big task.
She hauled water until the camels’ thirst was quenched.
And the servant had his answer—this was the woman for Isaac.
What spoke to me in this story was the way the servant watched in silence “to know whether the LORD made his journey successful or not.” (Genesis 24:10, 18-21)
How many times do I see a glimpse of something I asked God about, and run with His permission? The servant in the story could have cut short the drama and proclaimed Rebekah the one. But, instead he watched in silence to see what God said.
When we face a big task –
It may not be drawing water for ten camels but will require just as much energy and commitment.
This divine appointment for Rebecca began as a normal day with a trip to the well. How often we read about God showing up in the middle of our every day tasks [Click to Tweet]
—like Mary, Saul, Zacharias, Moses…
God appoints and calls us to do something bigger than ourselves while using the simple things we have at our disposal, like a water jar.
I realize how much I depend on my own energy to accomplish things when I am facing a big task. I get a peek at an answer to prayer and think I know the whole story. I set off to accomplish what I think God wants, rather than waiting in silence to see how He leads.
I want to be a willing vessel (I know you do too)
To be filled—to be used—to be poured out for Jesus.
Yet, I know I need to be patient enough to wait on Him until He speaks clearly. There is a thirsty world out there and I need to be sure the well I draw from has plenty to quench their thirst.
What have you gotten yourself into today? Are you facing a big task? [Tweet This]
Trust in His leading. Listen for His direction. Be a vessel for His Living Water.
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