The word for Five Minute Friday is only.
I have been feeling that feeling this past week or two that sends me into a dark hole. It is that feeling that there is only me to get things done. Only me to draw on the meager resources I have available. Only me to make this final push to Christmas. Right now, I don’t have it in me. Only me isn’t going to cut it this year.I have been feeling that feeling this past week or two that sends me into a dark hole. It is that feeling that there is only me to get things done. Click To Tweet
Of course, the concept of only me isn’t true. That’s why the thinking is so depressing and drives me into a very dark place. I forget that I have a GOD who is watching over me. He cares for me and those I love. He is orchestrating the things that need to be accomplished in their lives as well as mine in order to work out our salvation in the ways needed. He has lavished me with resources. stopOf course, the concept of only me is not true. GOD has lavished me with the resources I need to do HIs will and is working to care for me and those I love in ways much better than I could ever do! Click To Tweet
He is working to guide, protect, comfort, minister to and even encourage me and them. So, when those thoughts return that I am alone or that I am left alone as an only me, I can minister to that person who comes across my path, no matter who it is.
Those of us who are in Christ are not only me’s. That is my encouraging word today…for me and you.
And as far as Christmas goes. What gets done is great, what doesn’t get done doesn’t have to be done this year. Finish the important things first.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly places,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and blameless before him.
In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ,
according to the purpose of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace,
with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us,
in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will,
according to his purpose,
which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time,
to unite all things in him,
things in heaven and things on earth.
Ephesians 1: 3-10