One day last week, the dogs had been running around chasing the Frisbee for several minutes. All was going well until I let it sail as a gust of wind blew. It landed in my brother’s small utility trailer. I chuckled and wondered which dog would go into the trailer and pick it up. None did. They looked at me then back at the Frisbee. I walked over and encouraged them to go after it. The older male decided it was safe and retrieved the toy.
How often am I like those dogs? God’s command is reasonable, but at the moment it is a few inches out of my comfort zone. Like all good Christians say they will do when they are being asked to do something they really do not want to do, I pray with the hope that I misunderstood God’s direction.
The dogs stood looking at a task that I knew had a simple solution. I wondered if I am like them. Do I stand and look around for someone else to do the work God has given me because I do not know how to handle the task? Or am I like the dog, who with a little encouragement, followed a command to act in that situation?
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
Will I obey God in the current challenge he has given me? Will I step out of my comfort zone and act?