Our four year old is finding that he’s able to do a lot more now that he’s taller and stronger.
He enjoys putting his seatbelt on by himself, getting into his pyjamas and being able to turn on the sink taps. He will proudly look at us and say, “I’m a big boy now.”
It’s wonderful to see him grow and explore more of what he can do in this world.
That is, until he doesn’t want to do something! If it’s time to brush his teeth all of a sudden he’s not able to turn the taps on! If it’s time to go to bed then all of a sudden he’s not able to dress himself.
When I remind him that he’s a big boy now and can do these things, he proclaims, “I’m not strong anymore.” It’s amazing how quickly he can turn his strength off and on.
I think I’m often like this with God too. When I’m pushed in a difficult direction I suddenly focus on my weaknesses rather than the strength God has given me.
God has equipped us with so much more than we let ourselves believe. Let’s not be formed by our hesitations but live with the purpose that God has much in store for us.
Lord, thank You for equipping me with the ability to learn and grow. May I continue to strive to be better in all I do. Amen.
In what area can you strive to do more?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.