“I just can’t do this anymore—I’m done!” Ever get to that point in some issue, task or relationship? I think we’ve all “been there, done that”. But now what? Do you stay there defeated, incomplete? You have nothing left to draw on, you’re done, finished, toast, dry to the bone!
Well, God reminds us of the glorious adventure it is to depend on Him. I know, I know…easier said than done.
You see, when you really depend on God continually, your whole perspective changes. Instead of thinking of things just being natural occurrences and coincidences, you see them as the true miracles they are. So, instead of you and your abilities (which are sorely limited) being your stronghold, let God be your strength. Begin each day with a sense of happy expectation of good at what God has for you and will do for you. Start viewing your weaknesses as a gift from Him; a place He has you in so He can manifest His loving gifts and strength in and to you.
Most of all keep your plans tentative…what’s the old saying, “If you want God to laugh…tell Him your plans!” Well, He doesn’t really laugh at us, but you get the point. Use your gifts freely and wisely, but whatever you plan, just be open to some changes, especially last minute ones.
You know that gardening, or reading, or the myriad of projects you’ve been trying to get to? Well, you just might have an unexpected call or visitor who needs some godly counsel and prayer. That then becomes your priority.
But be careful now; you can run yourself into the ground meeting everyone’s needs. I know, I’ve done it far too many times (must be a slow learner!). Always remember that someone else’s error or stupidity doesn’t make it your emergency. Let God sort it all out. And even if your “schedule” doesn’t turn out to be what you set it up to be, as long as you’ve given it all to the Lord, you can know you have served Him well. “For in Him we live and move and have our being…” (Acts 17:28) Endure the fire...it's producing pure gold!
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