I have such a hard time admitting when I am weak. Can you relate?! When you think about it though, the moment we acknowledge our weakness the more we can tap into God's unlimited pool of POWER! It is ALWAYS available to us whenever we are in need. We need only ask and then receive. But if I can just be honest, it takes me forever to humble myself, admit I am weak, ask for God's power, and then receive it. Why? Ugh. I have always grown up independent. I am the "fixer"...I am the "helper." How can the fixer/helper also be weak and need help. UM BECAUSE YOU'RE HUMAN CAREN (#facepalm). God knows my weakness and to weakness He extends His grace.
Earlier this week I made a horrible mistake as a mom. It left me rattled, defeated, afraid, discouraged, doubtful in my abilities as a mom...and weak. As I prayed thanking God for His protection, He reminded me of this very truth. He wants to do an exchange with us...our weakness for His power. God will always meet where I lack and I couldn't be more thankful. That exchange can't happen though until I humble myself and reach out to Him. Yes, it requires me to be intentional, proactive, and willing to swallow my pride but the result is a deeper relationship with my creator and a heart filled with gratitude!
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns-Philippians 1:6
I love this verse. Sometimes it may feel like God starts something then just leaves us hanging. Well let me comfort you, sister, that is NEVER the case. He always has a plan that is GOOD for us. His pace is usually just very different than ours though if we are honest. If you have been feeling uncertain in your path, uncertain of your calling, uncertain of your direction + purpose, take heart...God has a plan and it is a good plan. Trust His pace. Trust His timing. You won't regret it.
I know my posts on this blog have been a bit infrequent as my presence is more consistent on Instagram and Facebook! I do want to share how things have been lately though.
I am continuing to rise up around 5am to spend time with Jesus before my business hour & workout. I am reading the Bible from start to finish and currently camped out in Exodus with Moses. I often read this section and just admire the friendship He and God had. God listened to Moses and considered his suggestions. How amazing is that? We don't serve a God who obliterates and refuses to consider our prayers. We serve and are loved by a God who HEARS us and wants to give us the desires of our hearts. As we draw close to Him, we find that HIs desires and our desires begin to align.
I know that Moses and God had such a close relationship because Moses consistently checked in with God. God's presence was always with Him.
Sometimes I feel very far from God. Then I think that God must have moved. Reality is though, I am always the one who is moving. God doesn't move. So when I feel a bit more dry, have a little less joy, or am quick to complain...it is evidence of the true condition of my heart. I need to remain in God's presence so I don't get caught up in daily circumstances.
What about you? Can you relate to this? How do you remain aware of God's presence throughout the day?
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!