My whole like I’ve had to deal with people telling me what I’m doing is “the wrong way” or how I’m not “good enough.” Although this hurt my feelings at the time I was always able to make the correction and fix it despite what I felt or knew to be diffrent. I’ve always pushed myself to be the best I can be in whatever I do no matter what I do. I come from a family who pushes, pushes, pushes and It’s in my blood to push myself.
When I came to know God at a very young age he helped me through all the insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties. So much more than I could have ever helped myself. He always told me that I was in fact “good enough.” He would tell me that just because what I was doing wasn’t someone else’s way of doing things doesn’t mean it was the “wrong way” of getting the job done.
I noticed that in my life at my weakest moments was when I really came to know God the most. Every time I was almost ready to break, give up and just throw my hands up in the air to say “I quit!” God always came through for me to make something work out. Have you ever had this feeling in your life? He has always been there when I needed Him the most. I don’t know about you but I can’t say that about most people.
Yesterday I was working very hard all day and I heard this voice in my head say you know what, people don’t like what you’re doing you should just give up and go home. I used to struggle a lot with what people thought about me. God has helped me over come this a lot especially within the past couple months but it’s really been a life journey for me.
The reality is, it doesn’t matter what other people may or may not think of me. It only matters what God thinks of me. I’ve learned in life that I can try to bend over backwards for everyone and their mother but it truly won’t matter if I’m not doing what God has planned me to do. If I’m not doing it in God’s will, through Him it just simply doesn’t matter. Pure and simple.
When I heard that voice at my weakest moment say that to me to just give up and go home. Thats when I felt a fire in my soul. I said to myself no. You know what? Yeah, I’m tired, hungry and defeated but I will keep going. I confronted the situation head on. I said to God and I remember this very clearly. “Lord, you know how I’m feeling at this very moment in time but I’m not done yet. Please give me the strength to keep going” and I did.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Prayer Starter: Lord, thank you for making me strong when I’m weak. Your grace is sufficient for me and your power is made perfect in my weakness. Please help myself and others today rest on you God. Help us lay down the weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties. Help us give this all to you because you are the fixer and we are not. Amen.