Not in My Strength, but His

You were never meant to face things alone that is why Philipppians 4:13 says, ” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” It doesn’t say I can do all things of my own strength. We do them through Christ who strengthens us. God spoke to me this morning and dropped this into my spirit. (That tension in my shoulders, that’s me trying to do it all… alone.) He went on, when you try to do things in self you fall short, it is through me that you excel. Let me back up. I had prayed a familiar prayer, “I’m disappointed in myself Poppa. I make bad decisions. My weight seems to almost never be in ‘my’ control and too often I feel like I’m frowning in life.” In a Father’s love He responded and in His response He reminded I’m not starting over, I’m resuming the path He has for me.

My Father has a winning mindset, He sees the bigger picture. The devil tries to plant seeds of doubt and misbelief, a losing mindset. My Poppa reminded me not to water those seeds and they will dry up. They need to then be rooted out and discarded. My (and your) success lies with the Lord. Water the seeds He has planted and watch them flourish. Not in self, but a dependence on God. My garden is beautiful and flourishing, look again He encouraged me. The devil is deceptive, weed out his lies and carry on. Detours provide pivots of learning and encouraging nuggets for others. Keep pressing my friends, keep pressing. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3

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