Do you ever just feel like you need a timeout? Or maybe just a reset button? I have definitely felt that way quite often lately. Where I literally have to go somewhere, shut the door and just be still for a few moments. I have had a lot going on in my life these past few weeks, both good and bad. And when those two dynamics clash or one begins to fight for the forefront over the other, it becomes very overwhelming. I have literally consumed myself in tasks.
A few days ago, I attempted to start my 7 days of no cussin, which I have failed at miserably! I realized that there is too much going on for me to focus on that particular task. There is something greater that needs to be handled first to allow myself some sort of inner peace, and that thing is grace.
I am in need of insurmountable grace. And with that acquisition I must be able to in return give inordinate grace. I’ve written a lot about my weaknesses and my shortcomings, and everyday I find that I am more enlightened than the day before. And that is because grace is coming through my weakness. I do not know the spirituality of any of my readers, but I do know mine. And if God is not your thing, you may want to stop reading now. I have spent weeks pleading with God, begging with no dignity, to take away my weaknesses. But that is not how it works.
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power rest on me.“ 2 Corinthians 12:9
How wonderful to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. That there is no uselessness for my weakness, that my weakness is actually the bootstrap that He has been trying to grasp to pull me up. And all along I thought I needed to be strong. God could not break through that strong-hold because I would not allow Him to.
I want to challenge you and encourage you, for the next 5 days, to be weak. To allow grace to consume you in excess and see what a difference letting go of control and strong-willed mindsets can make. Again, the “say hi” button at the top is my direct email. Encourage me, as I encourage you.
“I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His spirit. That Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:16-19
“I am weak, and thank God for that.” -STW