I keep thinking (and writing) about what I need to do.
I need to change. I need to be kinder. I need to watch my tongue. I need to...
I... I... I...
Until the day came in my journey recently when a sudden clarity stopped me in my tracks.
You know what? I can't do it!!
Don't you think if I could have done it on my own it would have happened by now?
Anyone who reads my blog is likely aware that I love a To Do list - probably a little too much. So it probably comes as no surprise that I feel like I should be in control. I can't shake the feeling that there is a list of things I should be marking off one by one.
But that's not how it works, is it?
What I really need to do is to get out of God's way and let Him do His work in me. I need to admit I need Him if any of those changes are going to take place.
I have to acknowledge His greatness, and my smallness. I have to realize His strength in my weakness.
That's what I need to do
That's not to say I can just be idle. Sitting back and waiting for miracles to happen. There are steps I have to take myself. But I have to recognize God is in control. I can't do it alone.
Scripture doesn't just tell me I can do some things, but that "I can do all things through him who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13 ESV - emphasis mine)