Kaput… Done… Finished! The End…

Posted: February 17, 2015 in Kaput... Done... Finished!

imagesAs i look back at my declarations of being done , it’s like i was a toddler having a temper tantrum because i didn’t get my own way. Think about this for a moment… God had a few “I’m Done” moments. But there was one huge difference. God’s “I’m Done” had no ambiguities. When He told Moses to deliver His people from Israel He was basically saying “I’m Done” with my people being held captive. But He then told Moses exactly what it was to look like and He instructed Moses to tell Pharoah “Let My people go.” No ambiguity! Same thing with Noah He said build an ark and proceeded to give him all the details. God was making a statement that He was “Done” with the earth and people as it was in that time. And how a bout Jonah? God told him to go to Nineveh, Jonah says no way and tries to run. God says fine I’m Done asking and Jonah ends up in the belly of a whale and is delivered to the shores of Nineveh. All through-out the Word are places where God reached the place of saying “I’m Done”… in so many words.

Why am i mentioning all that? Because there actually is a time when declaring i’m done may be appropriate.

In the moment where words are not in alignment with God’s words is a great time to say i’m done. How about saying i’m done and meaning it when it comes to sin. I’m done making the same mistakes over and over. i’m done with relationships that are not healthy for me. i’m done with holding a grudge against someone for what they said or did. i’m done arguing with my spouse and i’m done with nagging or blaming them.

There are implications when using the “i’m done” words. Those two words whether meant to be or not are filled with ambiguity. When a husband or wife says “i’m done” it insinuates the other D word, divorce. It makes no difference if it’s intended or not it’s just left hanging out there. When an employer or an employee states that they are done it insinuates that either someone is getting fired or someone is quitting.

images-1So how about i make another “i’m done” declaration. “i’m done” with the past. It’s time to move in a new direction, toward a future filled with God’s plans and bubbling over with hope. Let’s declare that we are done not trusting God and others. Let’s be done mistreating ourselves and others. Let’s be done declaring we’re done and be open to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Let’s be done insisting on our own way. Let’s be done being hearers only of the word.

And with all that said… “i’m done” for today, with this post, and this series. No ambiguity! Thanks for joining me!

 

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