I am really good at beating myself up about not doing things well enough or at all (ie house cleaning, enough Quiet Time with the Lord, proper discipline with my kids, letting homeschooling matters slide, etc. etc) The list goes on. I have a long list of "shoulds" in my head and I struggle with them.
They can burden me and take me down to places I don't like to be. I get ornry and then sometimes so angry at myself that I could spit.
But, listen to that cycle...
I don't do something
I think about the fact I haven't done it
I lay a good "should" on top of it
Then I get mad
And then sometimes depressed that I can't get it all done
Does that help?
Here's the message I heard today in this devotion...
There is such relief when I actually "listen" to His word.
It is not about ME!!! Shocker...
GOD wants me to focus on Him and What HE Can Do!!!
I get it!
It's all about HIM! He wants to show His Power and Carry HIS purposes on to Completion...
Even in the mundane--ie laundry, scrubbing floors, homeschool curriculum planning, meal planning, or whatever the task we have to do in our daily "work". He wants to show His Power and Glory and what HE can do in it.
What a relief!
Yes, I've heard this message before in many forms, but I really needed it today and God plopped it right in my lap so I just had to share what an Awesome God He is!
Time to "get busy" and stop feeling defeated so that HE can show what He can Do!
whew! what a relief!