Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on God.
The highways of life are filled with potholes. Bumps in the road often throw us into discouragement and depression, and we grow weary in the journey. But God has given us a road map for the hard roads of life-the Bible.
As Christian Women, we’ve made a commitment to travel on the road toward maturity in Christ. The God of the Bible is the only true Higher Power. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us. We know that God sent Christ, His only Son, to die on the cross that we might have eternal life. Now we have two choices. We can feel sorry for ourselves that we have so many bumps in our road, or we can put our trust in God and determine to follow His guidance as we journey through life, bumps and all! We can sometimes rest beside the road; God wants us to do that. But, He doesn’t want us to stop and dwell on our discouragement and depression. Let’s keep traveling today with our ” map” in hand and our eyes on Him.
Thought: May God grant me the strength and courage today to keep going on my lifelong journey toward wholeness in Christ.
We’ve made a commitment to travel on the road
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me…For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
We call her “Masochistic Mary.” She feels it is her duty in life to meet all the needs of everyone she meets. Mary feels that every call is a call from God. Her life is in shambles because there is no balance. She runs frantically from activity to activity trying to do it all.
What’s wrong with Mary? She hasn’t learned that God hasn’t called her to do everything, but only to do her part. Mary spins her wheels worrying about how much there is to do, how little time there is to do it, and how tired she’s becoming. Mary is well on her way to the two B’s of unbalanced living: bitterness and burnout.
Can you identify with Masocchistic Mary? Do you end every day feeling guilty for all the things that are still on your “to do” list-yet still feel compelled to add to the list?
Christ doesn’t want us to be worried about how much we do; He is more concerned with what we do. He wants us to listen for His call, not everyone’s calll,when we’re deciding how to live our lives. When we work toward balance in life, we find the two Ps: peace and power.
Thought: God never called you to do it all-just your part-ask Him what that is, He’ll show you.