Too much. Over the top. I did it again!!
I come to the end of way too many days thinking I ate too much, thinking I spent too much money, second-guessing myself and my decisions that I made throughout the day, and feeling like I’ve failed to depend on God again.
Why is it so hard to break this cycle I often find myself in? How can I repeatedly begin each day with the best of intentions and come to the end feeling like I failed again, and then do it all over the next day too?
Well, maybe it is because I have been acting in my weakness instead of my strength! My weaknesses….there they are….right in front of me each and every day….stopping me from the things I want most to conquer and accomplish. My flesh rises up and too often I let it rule and reign. My flesh is weak, very, very weak!
So, why don’t I act in my strength instead? 2 Samuel 22:33 states, “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”
In those moments when the familiar wants to take over in my eating, my spending, my self-talk, I need to turn to the One who lives inside me and ask Him to take over and help me act in my strength instead of my weakness, for in Him I am strong!
He promises in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Wow! When I am tempted to act in my weakness, that is when His power, His strength, His might is made perfect!!
Lord, help me depend on you to be my strength so that I can act in that strength instead of in weakness!! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
I love you, O Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1