In my own strength

One of my Monday projects.

I know better.

This isn’t the first time.

Prayerfully, it will be one of the last…

Monday, I felt really good and of course I had so much I wanted to do.

There’s a long list of things which all have a deadline, because we are having a yard sale, packing, and moving.

So, I didn’t realize when I began doing things in my own strength.

I can’t look backwards and say, “When I…then I was leaning on myself, not God.”

Rather, it’s all fuzzy and I wish it were a clearer line, but sin has a way of hiding, it masks itself as a “need” or a “must”.

All I do know is my family tried to tell me and I should have listened.

They were very sweet, “Mom, you’re over doing it…”.

They were right.

I was.

I did.

Today, I’m feeling poorly and have to rest.

That’s the consequence when I overdo.

It’s tempting to waste time beating myself up.

I’ll admit, it’s embarrassing as well.

Yet, even in this, I know God can work through it.

I can praise Him.

I can be thankful.

I can learn.

Because, God is able to work in and through my errors.

What a good day for me to meditate upon His Word!

Proverbs 3:5-8 NKJV — Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your patience. Thank You for Your Word. Lord, I am sorry for leaning on my own strength. Lord, I look to You for all the things which need to be completed and I thank You that You are faithful. I know I can rest in You. Lord, I humbly request wisdom for today, so I don’t do anything which would harm myself nor others. Please continue to help me to learn how to live daily leaning upon You alone. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

2 thoughts on “In my own strength

    1. hope Post author

      Yes, indeed! God is so faithful and I love how He uses those around us. 💗 Thank you for your comment and your time. I pray God blesses you. 🌼


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