by Macy Johnson
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
(Philippians 4:13 NIV)
It was time to change out the refill in a thingamajig so the house would smell nice. Osteoarthritis in my thumbs prevented me from performing what should be a simple maneuver. I had to ask my husband for assistance. That is a humbling gesture for me, because I am proud of all I think I can accomplish.
We are limited beings fashioned by an unlimited Creator. He placed us in unique situations at just the right time to be used by Him. We are free to accept invitations to serve or we can pass them by. The ability to accomplish a task is not up to us. If He wants to do it, He will do it through us or someone else.
I received a text from a mother asking if I would accompany her son during a competition. After looking over the manuscript for xylophone and piano, I humbly passed on her offer. It was more challenging than I felt I could tackle at the time.
I have learned to not accept every opportunity to serve in God’s kingdom. I believe I will know, with His wisdom, what to take and what to refuse. I have often proudly accepted offers only to be broken and crushed by dismal failure. Thankfully, those times have their own unique places in our lives, pushing us even closer to our heavenly Father.
When I am prompted to release gadgets and/or relationships that cause pain, rather than struggle in frustration I will discard them and move on. I will not let foolish things or people rob me of the joy and unlimited freedom I have in Christ.
I will lean on my limitless Lord as I navigate this life in His care. I hope you will, too!