Monday, June 13, 2016

Going It Alone

More times than not.

I've tried to go it alone.

Miss independent.

My way.

Or the highway.

Under my own strength.

My own abilities.

Me.    My.     Alone.

I am getting some experience.


In considering a different way.

Like you.

I've found myself in circumstances.

I've been woefully inadequate to walk through on my own.

What a revelation.

It wasn't until.

I faced a situation.

I was in no way equipped to handle.

That I first begrudgingly tried letting Him "help" me in it.


Low and behold.

What do you know?!

He showed up in the situation I invited Him to work in.

And did what I couldn't do on my own.

In my relationships with women.

I see this a lot.

We're juggling so many things.

Work.  Home.  Children.   Families.


Other people's expectations.

Not enough time.

Definitely, not enough energy.

And we try to do it alone.

Under our own strength.

Using our own reserves.

Sarah Young wrote.

"When your path is dotted with difficulties, beware of measuring your strength
against those challenges.

The way to walk through demanding days is to grip My hand tightly and stay
in close communication with Me. 

"I stand silently in the background of your mind, waiting for you to remember
that I am with you.

It always begins with a challenge or need.

"How will I get it all done today?"

"I don't know how I'll forgive her."

"I need the right words."

"I don't know how we'll move beyond this."

Whatever the situation.

I start with admitting I don't have the answer.

And I ask.

Give me what I don't have.

Please show up in this.

And when room is provided.

He does.

With simplicity.

And complete reliability.

And while I may still choose to go it alone.

For some unknown reason.

I never have to.

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