My pride easily distracts me from running the race that God has set before me. So often I find myself thinking about how to promote and put myself in the places that only belong to God. Because of my pride, I will depend upon myself and not rely on the Lord’s strength and then I get weary and frustrated. When I fail, God reminds me of John 15:5 as a key verse “Apart from Me, you can do nothing.”
My constant struggle is to be in control instead of surrendering to God’s plans and ways. I like to place myself as the center of my world, instead of giving that position to the Sovereign, Almighty God of the Universe. I am in a constant state of wanting to bring God glory and wanting my own way. How thankful I am that my Lord is so gentle and kind with me as I wrestle through this issue daily.
In order to start running the race, I need to continue with the basics of spending time studying Scripture and asking God to reveal more and more of Himself to me so I will reflect Him to a hurting, broken world. I am learning to have more silent times with my Lord so He can communicate with me (instead of me telling God what I want, need, and think should happen). My time in God’s Word and prayer have been richer as I am listening more.
I am a humble receiver of the saving grace that Christ provided to me through His death and resurrection. My calling is as a wife to Bill, my husband of 34 years, a mother to 3 gifted daughters & 3 fine son-in-laws, and as a Grammie to my very sweet grandchildren. For years, I’ve recognized that God created me with a tender understanding and insight as I meet with, talk with, and minister to women. God called me to turn this gift into my career as a Biblical Life Coach, specializing in helping women recognize and fulfill God’s purposes for their lives! Learn more at www.recognizeandremember.com
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