I intended to write a post yesterday morning.
I got up early like I usually do, had my quiet time, and found a scripture that I wanted to write about. Then I opened my laptop and started writing. I got about five sentences into the post and realized I was too tired to put anymore thoughts together.
So do you know what I did?
I closed my laptop, put it aside, laid down on the couch, and went back to sleep. An hour later I heard my husband getting ready to walk out the door to go to work. I had no idea that I would sleep that long. But I felt so much better when I woke up again.
Did I feel guilty about it?
Even more prevalent than the myth of busyness is the myth that we can do it all. I’m here to tell you we can’t. Believe me, I’ve tried.
No matter how hard we try, we just can’t do it all, all the time. Things are going to slip through the cracks. And that’s ok.
That’s when we give God the opportunity to work.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
When we don’t have the strength to get the dishes done after a long day, we have to trust that we will have the time and energy to do them the next day.
When we forget about an important deadline, we have to believe in a God of the impossible who will help us get the job finished.
When we miss an appointment, we have to trust God to bring peace to the situation and work things out for our good.
You see, my friends, God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. He’s not calling us to do everything perfectly. He’s only calling us to follow Him. He’s calling us to trust Him with all that we are and all that we do.
So if you are following God, trust Him to take care of all the little details of life. Allow His power to rest on you. And relax knowing that He has it all under control.
Dear Lord, we thank You for your mighty strength. Help us to follow You with all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our minds. Give us the peace that comes from knowing You have it all under control. We thank You and we praise You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.