Don't worry about anything;
instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all
He has done.
Philippians 4:6, NLT
Have you ever become exhausted from giving, giving, giving?
Are you ever tired of being needed?
I have, too many times to count!
Oh, the riches in that passage! And God was clearly speaking to me!
It was like a dam broke inside my all too exhausted heart.
"Tell God what I need? Isn't it 'bad' to be needy? Doesn't God want me to cowgirl up? Doesn't He know what I need? Why do I have to ask Him?"
"Cindy- you need to ask because it puts you in the position of humility. You begin to realize you are not anyone's Need-Meeter. I AM. I, alone am inexhaustible and without limits. I never tire of working in my children's life. You're to come to Me with Your needs and be filled! Then let me overflow into others lives from what I've given you. You were never meant to meet all those needs IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH."
Light Bulb moment. I know this. I've lived this, but I fall back into my old way of thinking time and again!
Humility. A great place to start.
I am limited. God is not.
So this week has been the beginning of different, better living. I've been telling my Father every morning -- sometimes every hour -- what I need to get through my day.
Then I remind myself, to do what I can in my limited abilities and point them to the real Need-Meeter!
Pray: Thank you, Father, that You never tire of being needed. Your solutions to our problems never cease! They are new every hour! Teach us to live as your children, telling you exactly what we need. Fill us with Your power so that we may serve others in Your power.
In Jesus Name, Amen.