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Sunday, January 17, 2010

i am weak!





i am weak!

i get frustrated and raise my voice to get my point across with my kids. i yell at them. i have tried and tried to change this so many times. i just keep reverting back every time. i am weak!

I get defensive when i feel judged by others. i defend myself, either by pointing out their issues or trying to make mine not look so bad. i have tried not to do this so many times and just not let what others say or feel about me affect me, but i can't. i am weak!

i do not always use my best judgment when spending money. i spend when i shouldn't sometimes. then, i feel frustrated with myself for not being disciplined. i have tried to change this in me and i make promises to myself to change. i do well for a while and then i seem to fail again and again. i am weak!

i am not always disciplined with my time. i leave the things that i do not like to do until the last possible minute. cleaning is always the last thing that i want to do and usually i put it off until i can not put it off anymore. i have tried to make myself schedules and goals but i never stick to them for long. i am weak!

i catch myself saying things that are not always true, sometimes before i even think it through. I lie. how does that happen? i only want truth to come forth from my mouth so i have determined in myself to always think completely through my thoughts before i speak. but, i still always seem to fail. i am weak!

i try to figure things out too much. i want to see if i can make life work the way that i want it to. i try to master life and then it masters me. i try to just trust God and rest in His will but i seem to always find myself back in the "trying to figure it out mode" again and again. i am weak!

i glory in my weaknesses! recognizing them and acknowledging them is necessary for me to receive His strength. emptying me of my own efforts, of the "me" solution, in trying to change myself prepares me for being filled with His power. "for the sake of Christ, i am well pleased and take pleasure in distresses; for when i am weak, then i am strong." (II corinthians 12:10)

my efforts only dam up His power in my life, stopping the flow of His grace to empower me to overcome. but, when i recognize my weakness and helplessness to overcome and look to the Overcomer to empower me, the dam that stops the flow of His grace is broken and the power rushes through to rescue me, unhindered and freely able to revive me from futility to make me strong. "for God sets Himself against the proud, but gives grace and power to the humble." (I peter 5:5)

none of my weaknesses are so big that God's grace cannot take care of them. His power does not diminish in any way. It is sufficient to meet me in every area of my life. and, as i surrender them to Him so that all can see the power of God's grace dwell upon me and strengthen me to overcome my weaknesses, His strength is perfected in my life and radiates His glory. "My grace is enough for you; for My strength and power are made perfect and show themselves most effective in your weakness. therefore, i will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses, that the strength and power of Christ may rest and dwell upon me!" (II corinthians 12:9)

i glory in my weaknesses so that i can rid myself of them and live in His strength!

i am weak!




29 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow girl this post stepped on my feet and hit the nail on the head. Thank God that in my weakness He is strong. Thanks for posting this.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Thank you! I needed to hear that. "His grace IS sufficient for"!

Have a blessed day!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Nothing like a does of authenticity! Thank you.

I dare say we all prosper when we accept the fact of our weaknesses rather than ignore or deny them. He does all things well when we let Him.

Blessings,
Kathleen

P.S. I don't know why, and perhaps it's just the filters on my own computer, but I have difficulty loading your blog site. It takes such a long time, and sometimes won't load at all. Oh well, as you can see I'm persistent!

Christy said...

I'm right there with you sweet sister. I'm weak and so thankful that even through my weakness, GOD's glory is so much stronger than everything and anything that I could ever be!

Thank you for sharing this and we have the same weaknesses. I'll be praying for you to overcome your weaknesses and be more like Christ!

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, my friend---weak, stumbling, falling and getting back up again right there with you. Praise God for His amazing strength in our weakness.

Beautiful post!

Deborah Ann said...

God is faithful to finish the good work He started in you. I started off the New Year by reading a list of statements each morning. These are all scripture based promises that I am speaking into existence with my words and my faith. I'll have to post it sometime...

Andrea said...

After I got you and GOD off of my feet...well whole body...I began to praise HIM..knowing we are all a work in progress and HE loves us enough to keep refining and completing the work HE began in each of us.
Blessings and hugs,
andrea

Lisa said...

I am SO weak, too. And at times, that is SO hard to accept. Thank God for his never ending patience.

Hugs,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

love this. wow, we are quite alike. ;) thanks for sharing your weaknesses to remind us that our glory is in our weakness because of HIS strength.

Jonette

Anonymous said...

I love you, Christy! (((HUGS)))

Sandra

Kristin said...

I can totally relate! Especially on the cleaning thing. Great post, Christy!

Tara said...

The first two points - I'm so terribly weak! I have really been convicted lately about raising my voice at Andrew. Maybe this post is further conviction...I've got to do better and I know God can strengthen me.

Daveda said...

LOL, do we live in the same house...Thankful for His grace, EVERYDAY!

I have missed you too. This has been just AWEFUL! The worst thing I have ever been through!!! I seriously believe that the enemy was trying to convince me that he was going to take my life...too bad, my LIFE BELONGS TO JESUS!!! The Lord is helping me keep my mind on Him and His truth, not entertaining the fearful thoughts that the enemy tries to place in my head, and they have been abundant. Jesus is so good to me!

Love you! And, yes, I am hoping to go to the conference.

septembermom said...

Your posts give me strength. Thanks Christy!

Anonymous said...

Love your transparency!!! Great word!!!!
Michelle Happ Crawford

christy rose said...
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Anonymous said...

love this....love you!!!
Kim Baker

Jenn@Spejory said...

Whoa...I had a very weak week and needed this reminder to glory in them. Beautifully said!

RCUBEs said...

People think those "Energizer" commercials are great? I'd rather be powered by the One Whose power never runs out! Great post. And that pic? Wow! I felt awesome "Christ" Who strengthens "Christy"... :) Blessings and love to you.

Laura said...

He shows His strength through you ,CR, and through all of us ladies who can say amen to our own weaknesses!

Loren said...

Oh my friend ~ I hear ya.... Praise the Lord for HIS mercy and grace! everyday! For when we are weak ~ He is @ work changing us from glory to glory!

Bless you Christy Rose! Love you

God's girl said...

Love this and totally needed to hear it tonight. Blessings! Heaven

Anonymous said...

me too!
Tammy

Sarah Dawn said...

It's been a while since I've been in blog land. Such a joy to visit tonight. In my weakness He is strong, strong enough to give me His victory! I am learning sweet friend to walk in His victory.

Joyfully,
Sarah Dawn

wife.mom.nurse said...

This could have been my post. Thank you for humbling yourself. It has blessed me.

Praying that the good Lord will help us overcome these weakness for His Glory.

Blessings,

Julie

Catherine Anne said...

Sisters in Christ and I feel that post as this help us all to feel the support and understanding of oneanother. We as wifes and mothers carry so many of the same crosses. Blessings to you. This is when I say "Be still and know that he is God" Lord I give this to you. It is yours.

Veronica said...

Gosh...I found myself relating to MANY of the things you listed here. I'm thankful that through our weaknesses, He makes us strong!

LisaShaw said...

AMEN!!! I can relate to so much of what you shared Christy. Your last paragraph really blessed my heart for it sums it all up so well.

Thanks for blessing...

prashant said...

Thank you! I needed to hear that. "His grace IS sufficient for"!

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