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You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can't Do It Alone

You’ve heard me say it before: No mom is an island.

And yet, we try to do it all ourselves. We worry what folks will think of us when we hire a house cleaner, outsource a school subject, or ask a friend for help with a project. We feel inadequate when we come face to face with the truth that our homes aren’t perfectly clean, our budgets aren’t perfectly balanced, our lives aren’t perfectly ordered.

We think that we can (or should) be Super Mom, cleaning everything, cooking everything, shopping for everything, doing everything.

When really we should be asking for help.

There is no shame in asking for help. In fact, the Bible says that God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. When we acknowledge our inability to do it all, we are testifying to God’s extreme abilities.

Only He can do it all.

You and I, we simply cannot do all the things that we dream of or feel “shoulded” into. We are silly to insist that we can.

Proverbs 3:5-8 says,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

Ask God today where you need to trim down, say no, or put aside your expectations of yourself. Seek His wisdom for what you really need to focus on. Trust Him to guide you. Know your limitations.

And don’t try to do it all on your own.

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  1. Thanks for this gentle reminder……..i find the more i let go of what i think i “have” to do the more i learn about what the Lord WANTS to do for me! Trusting you’re going to have a good year ahead of you, resting in Him who loves you and is in control of everything on the paths ahead of you!!! ;-)

  2. I had a conversation like this with my pastor’s wife last year. We were laughing about how I have to struggle every Sunday to get my ten kids together when it’s time to leave. I mentioned that people always offer to help, but I refuse because it would make me feel better because my children are my responsibility. She smiled and began to explain that my refusal to accept help is a pride issue. I’d never thought of it that way before, so now when someone offers help, I take it.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you! so very much. I have asked God for help and He’s lead me to this website, to this thought and this passage. Thank you.

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