This is later than I would typically write my Sunday devotional but where I am in Arizona, it is only a little after 6:00 PM. It is also 106 degrees. I would not wish this on anybody. But then I heard it was going to be close to 100 degrees in Michigan too. Apparently, this is just a hot month everywhere!
Today has been a discouraging one for me which is partly why I didn’t write earlier. I didn’t think I had anything to share. But although I am a little down, I’m not completely and where there is even a flicker of hope, I desire to share that hope with you.
My greatest frustration today stems from wanting to be Super Woman. I want to be all things to all people, to always be loved and never despised, to never drop the ball on anything but always know the right things to say or do and the best way to be efficient. But the truth is I fail often. I have to pace myself, make sure I get the rest that I need. Sometimes I have to say no to things. This is difficult for me. But I also know that if I could do everything that I want to do, pride would most likely take root, and I expect that this is why God gives limitations.
Maybe you, like me, are struggling with the fact that you can’t do everything you would like to. You probably can’t even do some things you used to be able to do. God has not left you. The fact that you are still alive means that He has work for you to do. As friends reminded me today, that work may be as simple as praying and interceding for others. You may never get patted on the back for that but it is important just the same. I believe the message for you and for me is to not give up. Keep fighting the good fight. Do what you can and, when you can’t, ask for help to surrender your will to the Father’s and hear what He desires you to do instead. I am failing in this right now but I trust that, as I turn to Him and ask for His strength and discernment, He will give it. He will for you as well.
Keep pressing on, dear Brothers and Sisters. Do not be weary in doing good for in due season, you will reap if you do not faint. Hugs!