The past week has been rough. Things where piled up high and stress got the better of me. By the time Sunday rolled around I was feeling tired both mentally and physically. I was feeling a little self-beaten down. Sunday night in church, I listened to a wonderful guest Pastor who shared a message I so greatly needed about God’s glory being manifested (made known, seen) through us because of the Holy Spirit.
When we have a relationship with Christ, we have become an image of God’s glory — one meant to share. An image that has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Him. He is working in and through us, not the other way around.
The Pastor made a statement that churned in my brain all the way home, “We can’t do what has already been done.” I could not help but think of the week I was having and the struggle that I was dealing with. I spent the drive home praying, and it was that small whisper that confirmed what I had been thinking since I heard him preach that statement…’Michelle, you are trying too hard.’
Projects over the last week came filled with mistakes and my writing was totally being second guessed. I realized I was trying so hard to have perfection, that I was losing sight of who I am as His child. I was losing heart in my own abilities and for good reason because I was trying to do it my way rather than letting the Holy Spirit work.
It is time to stop trying so hard to be perfect and just let the manifested glory of Christ shine outward, but first I have to get out of the way.