We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves in all areas of our life. No longer are we trying to be a good mother, Christian, wife, sister, daughter, homemaker, volunteer, ect.. Now,.... its Great/Perfect mother, Christian, wife, sister, daughter, homemaker, volunteer. We are striving for this unattainable goal of perfection. it's simply not good enough to do our best, we must push and pull until we are exceeding all levels of greatness. Pushing boundaries of our humanness to be superwoman. Then we wonder why we are exhausted, and left unfulfilled inside.
What happens when we do this? We turn into a pressure cooker. Hotter and hotter till we burst. We might burst by ourselves, quietly crying in the shower, Or snapping at our husband and children. (i sadly have done both at many times). But its just too much sometimes.
This has been me lately, (as embarrassing as it is for me to admit). And you know what, i was ready to burst! Not with anger, but sadness in my case. How can i do this all? How can i keep this all together? To be very raw and real with you all, it's hard for me to do ok. i want to do great, and God is working on me with this. i have to believe there are more of us out there doing our very best, but feeling we aren't quite hitting the mark.
if you are there, i want to share a verse that is helping me. . . . 2 Corinthians 12:9 "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 weakness, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
Let that sink in, read it again. You weren't called to be superwoman. We were called to be faithful. Doesn't that take a little weight off your shoulders? i hope so. it does me. Let's focus on being faithful to God and the rest will work out. We have a mighty powerful God that we put too many limits on.
Hebrews 7:19 "For the law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God." Lets draw near to our Maker. Lets hang up the cape. it's ok to not have it all figures out, you don't have to do it all.
i pray Lord Jesus heavenly father, that you bless anyone reading this message right now Lord. i pray your words, not mine are left on minds and hearts. Help us unload this heavy burden we carry. Thank you Lord for dying even when you knew all the flaws, and mess ups we would do. i know Lord you bring peace that passes all understanding, and in a time like ours we need this, and claim this in your name Amen.
Praying for you always, Devonne Ramer