The title of this post seemed pretty insensitive when you first read it, huh? <In my Overton Wakefield Jones voice.> Just trying to get your attention. LOL I wonder how many of you know who Overton is.
Anyway, there are times in my life when it seems like I have hit a wall head on. I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I think about all the things I have to do, I just want to veg out in front of the TV and eat my weight in skittles, the red bag. Which is why I try not to think about everything all at once. I failed this morning. I thought about everything that I’m trying to accomplish and became a little overwhelmed. My mind went into movie mode. I pictured myself stuck in a deep pool of mud from the waist down struggling to move forward while long branches dangled in my face during a rain storm. As I TRIED to walk, I kept my head down keeping my eyes fixed on the mud while pushing the branches away from me. My strength quickly faded and I began to sink. I decided to look up one last time before completely sinking into the mud. Instead of pushing the branches away from me, I held onto one of the strongest branches allowing me to pull myself up again. And when I looked forward, dry ground was just a few steps away.
Trying to get through that pool of mud by my own strength almost made me maggot feed. (Graphic, I know. Trying to get your attention again.) It wasn’t until I stopped focusing on the mud that I noticed that the branches were not a threat after all. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
Good old Paul and his thorn made a great point in that verse. I can’t depend on my strength (willpower, self-control, self-discipline) because eventually I will reach my limit. But God’s strength is infinite, UNLIMITED!! So, if you’re feeling weak, GOOD! Let’s depend on God’s strength together!
Just blogging it out . . . Oh and HAPPY MONDAY! 😀