More of You, Less of me
I’m struggling. I haven’t been able to quiet get my finger on the problem, but I know it’s there.
It manifests itself in the dirty house I’ve neglected, the extra time spent online doing absolutely nothing, the dissatisfaction that sends me to old vices, and the frustration I’ve been feeling toward my children way too often.
And so I keep coming back to my “Word for 2014“.
I bring my struggle to the Lord. Over and over. My heart’s deepest cry is, “More of You! Less of me!” My weaknesses seem overwhelming. I cannot do this on my own.
Today He whispered back, “My grace is sufficient.”
I dried my tears, looked up those words, and took a deep breath.
“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
I know I’m not the only one out there feeling this way. Whether it’s being halfway through the homeschool year, trying to mother lots of little ones, keeping up with housework, or much more serious issues causing you to feel like you’re floundering, the message in the same. Lean on Him. Your weakness does not mean failure; it is a place for Christ’s power to come and rest.
If I could reach out and give you a hug, I would. But since I can’t, just know that I’m praying for you too as I week at His feet. You’re not alone.