In this day and age we are all so concerned with ourselves. Nobody would want to admit it but we live in a time where social media, the internet and our phones are more real than human interaction or spending time with God. I will be the first to admit I have fallen victim to those things many times. At the same time we are also always looking over our shoulder to see what the person beside us in life are doing. Our friends, family spouse etc… we compare our journey to theirs and for some reason we have decided that if we some how are not where they are or have not succeeded in as many things as them then we have failed. We put so much pressure on ourselves to always be better but not in a healthy way, in a way that stresses us out unnecessarily and we start to doubt ourselves.
When we feel like we have failed we feel weak. I have come to realise that when I am weak I am actually at my strongest because I am not in control and I can actually let God be in control of my life. It is such a liberating feeling to know that when I don’t know what to do anymore I know that God who holds my future is in control. You see two people can never be fully in control at the same time and both be effective. Ultimately somebody has to be in the passenger’s seat.
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12: 9
I can’t speak for anyone else but if I am in control of my life all of the time then when things do go wrong, I will not be able to handle it in my own strength, I am imperfect, inpatient, short-tempered and insecure without God. BUT if I put my unfortunate circumstances in his hands and let him take the driver’s seat all of a sudden my vision becomes clearer, I become stronger and I get a Confidence that I can only get from God. I become a nicer person and I can be who he has called me to be.
You see God wants us to get to that point where we are desperate so that we can rely on him because he wants us to win in life, he wants us to succeed in everything that we do but when we do it alone we will always be struggling and striving, we will be looking over to other lanes in the traffic so to speak. When you get distracted that is when you get into an accident .
Ways that have helped me to stay focused when I feel like I am weak:
1: Read the bible
it renews your soul , give you vision for your future and its Gods voice speaking into your situation.
2: Surround yourself with People that Build you up not break you down
Life is to short for negativity and people who don’t edify your life. Be an encourager and you will attract encouraging people into your life.
3: Find a mentor or someone you trust.
someone older and wiser that can be honest with you and you can be honest with them. Someone you can be real with and let your guard down.
4: Always make sure your speech of others and yourself is positive
Always honour with your words even if the person isn’t in the room ( or especially when they are not in the room )
Don’t confuse your bad days as a sign of weakness. See them as an opportunity to fight the hardest by letting God take control, that is how you fight gracefully yet powerfully!
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