Tuesday, April 29, 2008

One of those days.....

Did you ever have one of those days.......where you wish that instead of everyone withdrawing from you....that they would deposit something into you....even if it was just a smile....a smile would be better than a request?

That's where I am at today...and that's a dangerous place to be on only a Tuesday....it ususally is a Thursday when I start asking myself this.

While nobody in my life in particularly needy.......it seems that everyone in my life always needs something from me at the same time.....and they are not major things....just little requests that by themselves seem small....but when you add all of them together they seem massive. No one seeks to take from me on purpose and their requests are not done out of anything but obligation to complete the task before us...whatever it may be.

Now please don't misunderstand me....I have learned to say no to the ones that are not really for me....but the others I am obligated to fulfill.

Most days I just roll with the punches and go about my business with a joke and a smile....but every once and a while I have one of those days where there are insuffient funds for the withdrawal they are trying to make.

So then it falls to me to make my own deposit.....with prayer, praise, and the Word....for the joy of the Lord is my strength.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10(message Bible)

My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

So its my choice then where this day goes from here......................


Mellie said...

I feel like I withdraw far more than I deposit when it comes to us - it's just that I learn so much from you - you are such an amazing mentor. Sometimes (like yesterday) I pray that I have the words that you need to hear, and usually I don't, but I hope I do give back to you even just a portion of everything you pour out.

Jill AKA busymom said...

Crazy girl...you eat and shop with me when I have my melt downs....you listen....and you get my crazy lifestyle....do you have any idea how irreplaceble you are?!? Love ya...practice that grace..LOL