Stop telling yourself , I should be able to do….., my kids should be able to do that… I should be doing more, achieving more…
or worse yet the shouldn’t s
I shouldn’t have to work this hard. My husband shouldn’t be doing that… I shouldn’t feel this way.
There are hidden deceptions lurking just below the surface, with all that shoulding, ready to steal our joy. One lie is that I can’t be happy without… We begin to question what does that mean if my kids can’t do that and so and so kids can. Will my kids ever be successful, happy etc. Whatever is going on in my life am I doomed to it forever? All these deceptions and make-believe scenarios, are time suckers and leave us exhausted.
God isn’t a make-believe or imaginary God. He is a real and ever present God. Ask for His wisdom and eternal perspective, not our fleeting and faulty view of reality.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God has a specific plan for you and your family that does not involve wasting your time shoulding. Get out of the make believe in your head and begin looking to God’s promises for you. According to one person’s count there are 3,573 promises within the bible. What does God’s heart have for you?
Pray: God reveal Your heart to me. I need Your presence in my life. Help me to let go of the “shoulds” and embrace the joy of now and live. You are a great and mighty God help me to remember with You for me, who can stand against me? I ask You to help replace my shoulds with thank you Lord. Thank you most high and sovereign God. Have your way within my life as I surrender my and my families future to You. Grant me Your wisdom and even a sliver of Your eternal perspective. Grant me Your revelations, Lord.
I love you and thank you Jesus. Amen