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 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (HCSB) 

Reflect

In this day and time, down time is a thing of the past.   I think we as women especially tend to feel the burden of busyness often.  We work, we participate in Church activities, we shuffle our children to multiple events, camps, and happenings, all the while trying to keep the house clean, dinner on the table, and hopefully our hair washed at least once a week.  I’m not sure when this became the norm, but, our society is fast paced, and I’ve felt myself questioning how I’m going to get through to the next thing.  

One thing that I have learned is the fact that I tend to become exhausted and discouraged, not because I’ve “taken on too much” but because I’m trying to do my day to day activities in my own strength. I tend to forget to not only include God in my day to day tasks, but I don’t ask Him to help me, and don’t rely on His sufficiency, and ultimately, I end up exhausted and discouraged. 

Prayer is a supernatural resource we forget to tap into.  Christ will supply all our needs, physically, emotionally, and mentally, however, we need to ask.  We need to remember, that it is HIS power we rely on, not our own.   In our own power, we become overwhelmed, in Christ’s power, we thrive. While we are incapable, Christ is enough.   

Let’s remember to include God in our daily lives, even the small things.  Let’s remember to ask Him to empower us to carry out His work daily.  Martin Luther himself said: “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”  Let’s quit relying on ourselves, and lean into the sufficiency of the one who will never fail us.  

Pray

Father, I thank you for each and every opportunity you give me.  I thank you for the appointed roles you have given me, and I ask that you forgive me when I try to do things in my own strength.  Please, God be my strength, and help me to keep my eyes and my focus on you.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.  

Your Turn

Do you find yourself in a fast-paced lifestyle? 

Are you self-reliant? 

Begin your day in prayer,  surrendering your day to God, asking for His help, His strength, and trusting in His sufficiency, not your own.