It’s that time again! (Already? Where is the summer going?) It’s time for bloggers all over the world to join in a five minute writing frenzy, hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. Today’s word is “Enough.” Here we go…
There is so much I want to do. There are so many things to say yes to. And yet, I have this physical companion that keeps saying no. I ignore Fibromyalgia and choose what I want over what I need. I line up the week with things even most healthy people couldn’t do because my heart is strong and willing. God gives me the power to serve him, so I reason he’ll give it when I see fit. I push through and work, work, work until my body cries out for mercy.
More than once this week, I ended the day exhausted and in excruciating pain. I did too much. I felt sorry for myself and was angry at my body. “Why can’t I just be healthy and strong? Why can’t I just do what I want to do?”
Because it’s not about what I want. It’s about Jesus. Serving him is not pursuing my own good works. It is walking in Christ, doing the good works prepared for me, not by me.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
It is by his grace that I can serve despite my condition. Fibromyalgia will glorify God, but only if his grace is enough. For, I will never be enough.
“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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Here is a song by my sweet friends, The Josties, that gets me through so many of these hard feelings. Jesus is more than enough! (Find more at josties.com. This is not an affiliate link, just a friend sharing a good song!)
When has God shown you that his grace is enough?
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