Strength for Today

"For I know that through your prayers and God's provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance."  Philippians 1:19

Have you ever found yourself in a disappointing or transitional moment in life? How about dealing with grief, relationships, or feeling overlooked for a job promotion? Maybe you've experienced feelings of inadequacy or loneliness. This week, I found myself asking some of these questions as I tried to gather the strength to overcome frustration and sadness. I've been praying to God for certain things, but they haven't happened on my timeline. Therefore, I've found myself waiting for the promise.

I had to take a step back to assess my situation. I had to evaluate my behavior and actions. Am I responding from a place of victory or from a place of defeat? Am I walking in spiritual authority? I had a revelation - I was operating in my own strength. It's time to rest in the strength of God!

In Philippians 1:9, Paul talks about the inexhaustible power and stream - the enormous contribution of the Spirit that Jesus Christ wants to give you and me. This means that when we feel like we've given our best effort and we have no more energy left, and it looks like our resources are drained, Jesus Christ becomes our personal benefactor. He has an inexhaustible source of power to give us.

As women, we wear many hats and juggle several roles. We are the backbone and support of our families and communities. We're wives, mothers, leaders, managers of the family income, businesswomen, in leadership positions on our jobs, hard-working, therapists at times, psychologists, prayer warriors, girlfriends, sisters, aunties, and everyone is pulling on us. It's easy to get physically and mentally exhausted, and we can quickly burn out.  However, this is not the place God intended for us to be in.

It's time to rest in the strength of God.  You don't have to take on the role of superwoman when you serve a super God!  He has more strength and power to give us than we could ever use. When our natural human will is too tired to keep going, and we've exhausted all our resources, let Jesus reinforce you with the new supply of the Spirit!

Create more opportunities for self-care. Be kinder to yourself and allow yourself the same grace you give to others. Open your heart to the Holy Spirit today and let Him fill you with a supply of power so vast that you can never use it all.  Rest in the strength of God!





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