I haven’t in a while (outside of worship) but last night I did….I cried. September has been a month to say the least! Last night it finally took a toll on me; in that moment I couldn’t do anything else but shed a tear. From helping plan a conference at church, to seeking the Lord and writing a message to be one of the speakers at that conference, to writing my first research paper in graduate school, planning a bridal shower for a friend, attempting to still maintain my motherly and wifely duties all while still learning the ropes on the new job….I’d had enough. In that moment I felt like a failure. Yeah I was succeeding in some areas, but felt as though I was slacking big time in others. I was exhausted, I looked the way I felt to say the least and that’s definitely not a good thing. My family hadn’t been given a proper home cooked meal in over a week, my baby girl was upset because mommy didn’t feel like playing and my husband was frustrated from trying to plan a date night for over a month and always hearing “I don’t have time right now”.
I needed a break. I found a quiet, dark corner to simply relax, relate and release. I had to realize that I’m not superwoman and needed to just stop for a moment and seek guidance from my Father. At that weak moment I needed His strength more than anything else. In that moment I was reminded that I had prayed for all these things, I desired more in life and that is exactly what was given. “To whom much is given much is required” right? I just didn’t think He would bring them all to pass so quickly and so close together lol. One scripture then came to mind:
but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9
Today I just want to leave you with that little bit of encouragement. When you’re having a moment, go ahead and have that moment, regroup and remember that your Heavenly Father is there is wipe away your tears and most importantly know that through your weakness He is strengthened even the more. Keep pressing forward sis, prioritize all your tasks, focus on what’s most important and remember to rely on the strength of the Father, you don’t have to earn the ‘S’ on your chest when Christ holds all the power you need in His hands.
Peace & Blessings,