Hey Sweet Friends! Confession time! My concussion symptoms had almost completely disappeared, so I got comfortable. I wasn’t as diligent at protecting myself and because of that, this week I had a pretty big set back.
First of all, if you don’t know anything about my concussion, go back and read Memorial Stones to find out how it all went down.
Currently, it is Thursday morning at 10am, the day before this post is published and I only have a halfway developed post written. I don’t like to do anything halfway. In my mind, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right so delivering a half finished post is not happening. So as I sat with the Lord this morning after sleeping 9 hours last night and getting up to finish a project for work, while I drank my coffee, because there was no time to actually savor it, I started to feel like a failure.
“Jesus, I can’t sit in front of my computer to finish writing this post AND do everything else Teen Advisors needs me to do today. To be honest, I don’t even know if I’m going to be able to do everything Teen Advisors needs me to do today.”
Admitting this to myself and the Lord was every bit as hard as it is admitting it to you.
But then I heard Him say,
“Tell them. Be honest. You don’t always have to have it all together.”
So Sweet Friends, this may be the shortest post ever because I simply don’t have it in me this go round and instead of breaking my promise of at least every two weeks, I just wanted to pop in to be honest with you. And maybe, in my honesty, I can give you the freedom to be honest as well.
When life is proving more difficult in a season; when you feel pulled and pushed in so many directions and your body literally cannot keep up I pray you remember what God reminded me of this morning.
2 Corinthians 4:7-12 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
And then later in the same book in chapter 12 verse 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
So y’all, I am feeling super concussed today and I will boast gladly about that so that Christ’s power may rest on me, and when I start to feel sorry for myself I’ll try to remind myself that this jar of clay needs the all-surpassing power of God. I hope you will too.
Until next time, Sweet Friends…
Thank you for being here.
Remember, to take deep breaths.
And God has got us!