It’s Music Monday and I sit at my laptop, only NOW opening it since Friday. I’ve spent the weekend with my husband and children, working in the garden, running through the sprinkler, and thoroughly enjoying it. I did it because last week I took a step back and re-evaluated exactly where I feel God has led me in my Social Media venture.
I’ve committed a large amount of time to very specific projects, leaving less room for blogging, less room for gardening, less room for running (a sport I absolutely love), and less room for my family. So, I crunched the numbers. I crunched the liability and I came up with the notion that my priorities are placed on a path that I don’t feel God led me to, simply because I never talked to Him about it and I never prayed for guidance along the way.
So, this morning after I took the kids to school, I turned on the radio and heard Matthew West’s Strong Enough. I’ve heard this song countless times and to be honest? I may have written about it before, but today it hit me a little different.
As I mentioned, I’ve been very busy and “goal oriented” the last few months. I felt like I could, honestly, take on any job that was offered and, up until now, I have.
I did it with a good attitude.
I did it prayerfully.
I did it with balance.
I did it with a strength I didn’t know I had.
But last week, I stepped back and, for the first time in a VERY long time, I said, “This looks like more than I can do on my own.” So, I gave up. I gave up on a VERY large project I felt could be successful and boost me forward with the goals I set for myself just last year.
Matthew West sings of his point of asking God to be strong for the both of them which led to the point of giving up.I gave up because I felt I was taking this step on my own. I never ONCE asked for His blessing on this project. I never ONCE looked up and asked God to walk with me every step of the way. Which led me to a backwards path of restarting and re-evaluating my goals.
The right way.
I know I’m not strong enough to be a full time blogger, a full time mother, and a full time entrepreneur. I know I’m not strong enough to be everything that I’m supposed to be, so I give up. I’m not strong enough.
So, this morning? I ask…
Hands of Mercy, Won’t You Cover Me
Lord, right now I’m asking you to be strong enough.
You’re the only One I can NEVER give up on.
So, this morning? I realize…
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
I don’t have to be Strong Enough.
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