Do You Know Your Limitations?

There are certain things in this life that I cannot do. I don't have the strength of a bull rider. I doubt I will ever be able to solve quadratic equations or decipher chemical formulas. I will never have the speed to outrun a train.

Sometimes I feel this same way when I try to tackle other things in my life. There are days when I don't think I'll ever be able to get the house clean enough or well organized the way I'd like. Sometimes it seems like there are bills to pay and not enough money to spread over all of them. Other times I feel like I'm not a good enough letter/e-mail writer, a good enough wife/daughter/niece/friend, or a good enough witness in my daily life.

Those are the times when certain Scripture pop into my head and set me straight.

For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? Psalm 18:28-31

I am in complete darkness when it comes to many things in my life. I don't understand God's plan for the next hours, days or weeks of my life because I am not God. He is the one who lights up the darkness of my confusion and puts me on His path. That is the only way I function, grow relationships with those I love, keep my home and learn more about how to live a life glorifying to Him.

There are basically two choices I can make when I start my day - I can plan, organize and do everything myself in my own way, or I can seek God's face and let Him show me the right decisions.

When I am uncertain, I remember that His way is perfect.

When I am concerned, I remember that His Word is tried.

When I am fearful, I remember that He is my buckler, keeping me shielded.

When I am shaky, I remember that He is the rock I am grounded in.

So I can waste time making lists of things I'm only mediocre at, or I can be victorious through the gifts God has given me. There are many things I am unsure of, but with God's help I can learn, I can grow and I can become the complete, fulfilled woman He desires me to be.


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