This week I had one of those “come to Jesus moments” when I realized I really need to practice what I preach, and I also came to realize that God has placed some pretty amazing people in my life. It’s ironic that the week I write a post about not giving up, I actually gave up on something in my life. Instead of giving it up to God, I just gave up. I felt defeated; I felt alone, I felt like I had failed.
Sometimes when we’re being a butthead, we realize that our real friends will call you on the carpet and not let you get away with it, and that’s exactly what happened to me. After a two hour conversation I realized I had over reacted and needed to turn to God. I had a great quiet time and gave up to God what was on my heart, asked for His help in growing in this area, and being better able to realize when Satan is getting in my head and pushing my buttons. I think I’m good at giving problems up to God, but I seem to take them back also! I need to give them up to God…and leave them there.
God knows what we need; God knows how to grow us. Today I’m looking at my experience yesterday as a growing and stretching process. God used that problem to grow my faith, and grow me as a person. Today I feel much better, I feel re-charged and ready to fight the good fight, but I know if I hadn’t taken the time to share this problem with someone, and given it up to God, I’d still be troubled and stressed today.
Here’s the bottom line: No matter how strong you are in your walk with God, there are times when we all need help and support. Make sure you have a support system around you…AND USE IT!