Admitting that I can’t do things on my own is hard. It goes against the things I was taught growing up. It certainly goes against everything that the world tells us.
This morning, I had an entirely different post in mind. Completely different topic, but I just couldn’t get my thoughts together. I couldn’t get the words down. It felt like I was running my head into a brick wall. I let out a frustrated sigh and turned on some worship music.
Then I heard it…the gentle voice of my Lord speaking to me.
“Are you trying to do this on your own? In your own strength?”
Yep. I was.
I didn’t pray before I started writing. I didn’t ask God what He wanted to speak to your heart today; what He wanted to speak to my heart. I didn’t invite God to come and be a part of what I was doing. I didn’t ask for His wisdom (which is SO much greater than mine) to do what I was doing. I forgot that every good thing I have ever written was because of Him; because of the talents and skills He gave me; His power, strength and wisdom.
In my pride, I tried to do it on my own.
Yep, that turned out well…
Whose strength do you do things in, God’s or your own?
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – Each time He [the Lord] said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.