Writing is hard!
I don’t mean the kind where you’re writing in your journal and it is between you and God. There’s often hard work to do there but the words matter less than the cries of the heart.
What I’m talking about is putting yourself out there for the whole world to see. I will be the first to admit I didn’t always do the best in English class. I love words and try to do the best I can and especially for those who are reading them. Yet I’m sure there are many people out there who cringe every time they see my grammar, or lack thereof.
I’m sure I’m the only one who ends at least one sentence of every blog post with a preposition! I’m discovering I just want to be true to who God created me to be, ill-placed prepositions, too many adverbs and all.
Now don’t get me wrong, I want to improve my writing skills. I’m investing my time and energy into growing as a writer. But more important to me than all the grammar in the world is for you to understand we are all created for hard stuff.
I want you to feel how much God loves each of us. I don’t want my grammatical errors to stand in the way. I pray, whether I get it right on paper or not, you can see my heart.
My desire is for us to know God is bigger than any of our weaknesses.
I love that God created us to do hard things. I love how He knows despite our weaknesses His strength will shine.
“God doesn’t tell you to do hard things so He can stand back and laugh and watch you struggle. He tells you to do the things that He knows are gonna work out to your good in the end.” — Joyce Meyer
So what weaknesses are you dealing with right now? Do you believe God is bigger than your challenges?
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
When I am weak in my own human strength it helps me to seek God and realize I need His strength. It opens my eyes to how much I need Him.
I don’t want my weaknesses to trip other people up but my main concern is to always be authentic with you.
Isn’t it amazing that God isn’t waiting for us to spiffy it up and be perfect before we come to him and ask for help? When we get a hold of that truth it changes everything. Knowing we can take anything to Jesus is unbelievably freeing.
Now I don’t mean we can continue to live in sin. God expects us to move forward. He loves us right where we are but He also loves us enough to help us change. He gives us the grace to make the changes needed.
Grace isn’t permission to continue to sin, it’s the power to change.
What hard things are you facing right now in your life? How does the knowledge that God made us for hard things and gives us the grace to overcome empower you to face these hard things?
Let me know in the comments how the power of grace is helping you overcome the hard things in your life.
I will be praying for you, friend!