How strong are you? I don’t mean physically? How strong are you in your daily walk through life? It seems most days we struggle with too little sleep and too much to do. We are “able” to juggle many roles and tasks that need to get done at home and at work, but how well are we performing the individual duties? Are we the best boss, parent, child, sibling, friend, co-worker? Do we get caught up in multitasking and doing it “all”? Are we so caught up in being “strong enough to handle it” that we forget that true strength is knowing when to lean on someone else? Do we ask for help before we get overwhelmed, cranky, and stressed?

It is hard to admit in a world where “doing it all,” “having it all,” and being “all that we can be” programs us to do it ourselves. Our true strength and ability to handle it “all” and be all that we can be comes not from you or from me, but from the source of all strength: God!

Psalm 84:1–12 (KJV 1900)

1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord:

My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house,

And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,

Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:

They will be still praising thee. Selah.

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee;

In whose heart are the ways of them.

6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well;

The rain also filleth the pools.

7 They go from strength to strength,

Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer:

Give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

9 Behold, O God our shield,

And look upon the face of thine anointed.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,

Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield:

The Lord will give grace and glory:

No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts,

Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

If you are overworked, overtired, stressed, and over having it all, then come to the door and knock. Jesus is waiting to answer the door.

Revelation 3:20 (KJV 1900)

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

 

Author:  Lea A. Strickland, MBA CMA CFM CBM GMC
Copyright ©2012 Lea A. Strickland
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