I Can Do It Myself…or Can I?
Being a mother, I know all too well how eager children are to gain independence. We hear a child say, “I can to it myself” and we kind of laugh to ourselves, realizing that they can’t do everything by themselves. However, don’t you and I do the exact same thing from time to time? Think back, a situation arises in your life and you try and figure out how you can fix it. You try first one thing and then the next, mentally checking off every possible solution until you resort to the last thing that comes to mind, God and prayer.
This idea is not only seen in the “big” issues of life, but even in the small things, like our quiet time. When we do not make the time to spend with God, we are in essence saying that we can “do” life day to day without God’s help. In other words, “I’ve got this taken care of. I will let you know if something major comes up, God, and I need your assistance.”
You and I were not created to go it on our own. God longs for us to come to Him and ask for His help and guidance.
Before we go any further, I would like you to take a moment and just let the words of this song wash over you today.
Tracie has broken this chapter down into 4 parts:
- The Lion Never Sleeps
- Prepare for the Thief
- Prepped for Battle
- Rebel and Suffer the Consequences
After your have read all of Chapter 6, please complete the reflection questions on page 135-137. The reflection questions are a wonderful way of taking what you have learned in the chapter and begin to apply it to your life. I know that it takes time and effort, but our stress is not going to simply go away. You and I must not only read about what to do, but actually begin taking the steps to eliminate it. Trust me, it is worth it and God will bless your effort.
Your Turn to Share (in the comment section) ~
- Share your favorite quotes
- “Light bulb” moments from Chapter 6
*Your next assignment will not be until Friday, so you have 3 days to complete this. Be sure to come back Thursday for the Blog Hop.