Monday mornings… a beast they can be.
I rolled out of bed and straight into task mode. Making a to-do list and throwing laundry in the washer moments later. As I rushed around thinking of the homework I need to get done, I suddenly felt so anxious. What is this Lord?
This is my first acknowledgment of Him this am. Hmm… perhaps that is the problem? I wrapped up a couple of tasks and forced myself to sit down and just be still through a worship song. Not long into it, I felt John 15 beckoning. I turned to the familiar passage and quickly realized where my anxiety was coming from.
Last night’s message at church was about fear and worry. I felt convicted of pride and arrogance as I take things into my own hands. Funny how there are some BIG things that we take to God without even thinking twice, yet so many little things I think I can handle. How quickly this mindset leads me to an achey back.
The truth is I can only bear fruit when I remain in Him. I can only do all things through Him who gives me strength. So, taking Him out of the equation equals a fruitless, anxious me.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Ah, bittersweet conviction.
He hates to be left out.