Friday, March 13, 2009

Life feels a little more difficult than it should

Sometimes life feels a little more difficult than it should.

Even as I say that my application runs to doing more or being more. It runs to a performance driven solution. Sure, there are things I should do; prayer has not been as foundational as it should be. Running to God and begging for help has to be first on my agenda.

From car problems to Julie being frustrated, to my staff being upset, it seems like life is a little harder than it should be. This morning there are a couple ways I want to center myself on truth. In a lot of ways I’m like a boat being tossed around. Emotionally I’m kind of all over the place.

Times like these are good. It causes me to lean into Jesus a little more than I normally would. That’s a great thing.

Here’s what I’m trying to think about…

1. God is great God is good

He is in charge of all things and he loves me. There’s nothing that comes to me that isn’t first filtered through his hands. That’s a good thing.

2. Prayer is essential

I need God’s help. Apart from him I can’t do anything.

3. I must remember what is true

Many times my heart wants to believe lies. "I'm not good enough" or "I'm a failure" or "No one really loves me" are thoughts that slip into my mind. The truth is God is good enough, he is my sufficiency and he is crazy about me. That is what is true

So, gaining true perspective is key for me today. It’s good to refocus thinking. Thank God for days that feel a little difficult.