July 25, 2014 by Nama
15 Though he slay me, I will hope in him;
yet I will argue my ways to his face. Job 13:15
Many days i see more of the falling short than the succeeding. My eyes are too often fixed on how this world measures. Our everyday holds some challenges and puzzles that solutions are not easily found to. If a possible solution is found the process of “getting there” may be daunting. i am often weary, on the brink of losing hope and feel all too deeply my our inadequacy and failing.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Corinthians 12:9-10
And there it is… i was not called to “get it right”. i was called to trust, obey and give HIM the praise.
As we are privileged to walk the uncertainties of this fallen world with others, as the cost of trusting and obeying is weighed heavily i am forced to double back and check my own certainty that “success” is not the measuring stick by which we are called to live our lives. This world’s balances and scales do not determine our successes and failures. Perhaps the daily failings that so effectively wears me down are the very material necessary for HIS Beauty to be seen most beautifully.
Is not the beauty of the blossom seen more clearly sprouting out of the ashes of disaster?
Does not new life and redemption shine brighter against the backdrop of rubble and brokenness.
i will do today with my eyes on HIM, the one who knows all and had planned my every breath before i drew my first. i do not know what the next twelve hours or months will hold. i can not do anything to guarantee the success that my flesh relentlessly pursues and craves. i will trust, i will obey and whatever the measurable results, i pray that those around me see a little girl anchored in the certainty that her Heavenly Father alone is worthy praise and glory.
Yet i will Praise Him.