Frankly, On Faith: This is the LORD’s Battle

Frankly, On Faith: This is the LORD’s Battle

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Ever feel like you’re just not properly equipped to get through life? If only there was more money. If only I had someone to share the load. If only that person was nicer, or this person understood. If only we had more to give, we could give.

“If only.” Two of the most hurtful words in our vocabulary. They take away our incentive and our power. They limit us, hold us back from our potential.

I read the story of David and Goliath recently, and was touched by several key points:

  1. Don’t let how others see you dictate your life.
    David was young and small, a gentler person. The soldiers thought he couldn’t do anything. But David was the one who slayed the giant.
  2. Their coping skills are not your own.
    Saul dressed David in fine armor, but it didn’t work for David. He chose what he knew: His sling and a few stones.
  3. Keep going in the face of adversity.
    His brothers, Saul, and the soldiers told him to stop. But David knew he was on the right path. He kept moving forward. Even when the giant came out to fight him.
  4. Let your faith be your light.
    David knew God was with him. When the others tried to stop him, even through misguided protection and concern, David knew what he was doing was his calling. He didn’t doubt it for a second, and he didn’t let others take that from him.
  5. Give God room to work!
    David only had his sling. He knew God would throw the stones. And it only took one.

 

“This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
~1 Samuel 17:47

 

It’s okay to pick up the weapons God has given you, and take those small steps toward making things better. God is bigger than your giant, and He’ll always guide your stones.

“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

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With a slingshot and some peanuts,
~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: Give God room to work.

Frankly, On Faith: Give God room to work.

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

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Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

So here’s something to prove my point: I’ve tried three times to write this post. The first two took a turn, so will be upcoming posts. But this one. I can’t seem to get it quite right.

Ridiculous, when you consider the topic.

All I’m trying to say is, God gives us what we need, when we need it.

Because we’re not God. We can’t do it all.

But He is. And He can.

And we’re in Him.

So, really, we can.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
~Philippians 4:13, NLT

Just open the door, let Him in, take a deep breath, and let Him work.

Simple? Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we want to hold on, or change the method, or the outcome. We’re control freaks like that. Am I right? We’re such control freaks that we wear ourselves out trying to not show weakness. And sometimes we wear ourselves out to the point that all anyone sees is a pile of I-don’t-care-anymore mush. A puddle of perkless blechiness.

We’re trying so hard to do it all that we end up not being able to do anything.

We live in a multi-tasking, SuperHero environment. We forget it’s okay to step back, say “no” or “not now,” and rest.

So letting Him be the project manager of our life is sometimes kinda hard to deal with. We don’t want another someone telling us what to do, even if we know we can’t do it alone. You with me?

The thing is, He’s been there. He can see on the other side of the wall, and He knows the best way to get us over it.

So for today, I’m taking that deep breath and letting Him lead. Because I don’t want to be that overwhelmed, coffee-addict, multi-tasker that barks at everyone when things don’t get done. I’d rather be the calm, sweet tea-drinking, enjoy-the-moment kinda girl.

Besides. He’s really the one who does it all, anyway.

Sometimes, doing everything through Christ doesn’t mean He helps us do it all. It means we filter everything we do through Him. And that sometimes means tossing out the pieces that no longer fit.

See? He’s already pruning away the weeds and all you did was take a breath.

Sometimes, doing everything means starting by doing nothing.

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With a blank page and a peaceful heart,

~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: Do It All

Frankly, On Faith: Do It All

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

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