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    What To Do When You Don’t Feel Strong Enough

    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.

    I forgot.

    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.

    Jenn Arman
    Jenn Arman is a youth pastor, freelance writer and blogger. She was born in San Diego, California and raised 2 hours north east in the Inland Empire where she lives with her husband David and their cats. Jenn desires to bring glory to God and a healthy dose of reality to Christians through both writing and preaching. Visit jenniferarman.com for more on her work. You can also connect with her on www.facebook.com/JenniferArman.Writer and https://twitter.com/JennArman

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