My limitations have hit me in the face once again. I get angry with people who think they know what I’m dealing with but have yet to spend twenty-four hours within my prison, my body.
I desire to work. I desire to work hard. I am not lazy. I have never been lazy. Working has been a place of comfort for me. Much like alcohol is to the alcoholic. I soothed myself through the labor of my hands. It felt good to see the work I could do and I prided myself on my accomplishments. My body and my mind were my allies.
Not anymore. What I desire to accomplish is not what I’m capable of doing. But…
…I am not dismayed.
…I am not down and out. Well, I may be down…but I’m NOT out!!!
Today my fingers and my mind still work. Until they quit, I’m in people!!!
I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. ~Job 42:2
His purpose will be done.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13
He strengthens me to do all He has asked.
And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it. ~Philemon 1:6
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. ~2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ~2 Corinthians 12:9
Only the works He has asked us to do will last. If He calls you, He will also equip you. In weakness you are strong.
Do you know this? I’m learning it daily.
The things you do in your flesh will not last, only the works He calls you to do through His Spirit will remain.
Have you come to this understanding?
Only His purpose will last.
His will be done.