When I was growing up, I was taught by my parents that I could do or get anything I wanted in life if I just applied myself to whatever “IT” was that I wanted. It sounds right, and I would guess that a lot of you were taught the same thing. Of course we all love motorcycles… A LOT.., so naturally we all wanted motorcycles and became biker.
But, I’m actually talking about some of the harder things in life. Things like working my job, supporting my family, and training up my children. Doing these things can be a lot harder than picking out my next motorcycle.
As I was starting to grow my family, Debbie decided she wanted to go to church. She said it would be good for the kids. It sounded ok to me, but I didn’t want to go, so I said go ahead, and I just did other stuff on Sundays. My attitude was that if she and other christians were weak and needed God, then that was fine for them, but I could do anything I put my mind to.
Some years later I came to realize I actually did have limits and I couldn’t really do anything I put my mind to. I discovered that I actually did need God.
Now some of you are probably thinking, ok, he’s weak, like all the rest of those christians. But, from that moment on, I have been learning that my first concept was very close to being right, I can do anything I put my mind to, provided that I rely on God for the power to get those things done.
In Romans 8:31 it says; “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”
God really is on our side, and He really does want to bless us. Of course I can still get myself into trouble when I go off and do things on my own. When I do that, I’m very likely to just get worn out as I keep thinking “I can do this”.
So, when, you find yourself banging your head against the wall, or the light at the end of the tunnel looks really really dim, why not pause for a moment and remember where real power comes from. Then change your focus from the wall to the One that is in control of the wall.
And, finally, remember that it is not weakness to ask for help, especially when the One you are asking actually knows the answer and wants to help you. I know Who I’m going to ask for help, how about you?