Here is this week’s WORDart for ya.
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I know I have been pretty quiet on my blog for several weeks now. I hope you can bear with me a little while longer while I figure out how to adjust to our schedule. It gets easier every day and that is very encouraging.
I don’t have a devotion for you this week, just a few words from my heart. It’s confession time. For the past several months I have felt overwhelmed by…well, everything. I have carried such a weight on my shoulders that I have prayed about for a very long time and haven’t felt release or even a knowledge of what it was. We had a special service on Sunday at our church. It was a children’s service with puppets, and silly songs and magic tricks that appeal to children (and adults). But God can speak to us even through things designed for a child. He calls us His children and wants us to come to Him as a child. In that service, God really touched me and I felt such a release of all the burdens I had carried for so long. In my devotions the following day, God revealed to me that the biggest burden I carried was the fear of failure. I had never realized until that moment how big a part of my life it was. I have always been the type of person that wanted to make everything right and everyone happy. That alone is a huge burden, but when you also put pressure on yourself to be perfect in everything you do, that is an impossibility. The thought of failure terrified me until I was disabled by it. He showed me that I need to rely on HIM and not myself…that I cannot do everything on my own, nor could I do it all perfectly. God will give me (and you) everything we need to equip us to do the things He requires of us. Sometimes our priorities are out of place and we need to pause and readjust, and sometimes letting go is the hardest thing we have to do. We have the best teacher who ever walked the face of the earth, He just needs a willing student. If we are still and listen, we will hear His gentle voice of instruction and encouragement. What a relief to realize that He is in control and has already overcome everything we have or will ever have to face. He knows my future and He knows what is best for me; I just need to trust Him. What peace and joy come with that revelation!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope I didn’t bore you or insult you with my words, but rather I hope they serve to encourage and inspire you.
Have a blessed day!