It has been one of those weeks for me…sickness, a husband recovering from surgery, and just the desire to do nothing…do you ever have weeks like that?
The last four weeks I have been studying Thessalonians with a beautiful group of ladies from church. I so enjoy Beth Moore studies, God uses her in such an awesome way to teach the scriptures. This study has been so amazing and this week I have been left camping on this thought…
Sometimes we are our greatest hindrance.
I’m fairly certain that no person can hinder me as much as I hinder myself. Now don’t get me wrong satan loves to plant the idea in my head but everything after that is all me. I admit it. I hinder myself with doubt, fear, the need to control, anger, insecurities….should I keep going? Or do you get my point?
What if what we are doing to hinder ourselves keeps us from receiving a full blessing from God? I wonder what I have missed because of my own doing and what I will hinder others from getting because of this. Oh Lord please help me to let go of these hindrances in my life that I can fully be what you have called me to be.
I’ll leave you with the repeat after me that Beth Moore shared this week in our study…say it out loud like you mean it and let it hit you right where it needs to….I think I need to say it every morning!
I am not in control.
I cannot control my people.
I cannot control our situation.
Even when I want what is best, I cannot control the outcome.
I cannot make people behave.
I cannot make people believe.
I cannot make people be strong.
Because I am not God.
God alone knows the end from the beginning.
God alone knows how this will turn out.
I hereby fire myself from God’s job
And I agree to see my fight for control as what it is:
A screaming testament to my distrust.
-Beth Moore (Children of the day)