Monday, August 5, 2013

Learning To Lean On God

I'm linking up with my friend Nan at Mom's The Word for her weekly Making Your Home Sing Monday link-up. Please go over there and show her some love!!

It is really hard to admit that you can't do something on your own.
It is heartbreaking to admit that you need help.
And it's embarrassing to say that you are not strong enough to take something on.
But there comes a time in your life where you have to say "enough is enough" "I just can't do this."
And that's when it's time to let go.
That's when it's time to call on someone to help.
Because what WE cannot handle in the natural,
HE can handle in the supernatural.
What we cannot do,
HE can.
What we cannot handle,
HE will take on for us.
It just takes a little prayer. 

It was hard for me to admit that I couldn't handle this problem on my own.
It was very hard for me to admit that I even had a problem.
"i am a hoarder"
I whispered to myself as I looked at the piles upon piles of books, papers, and clothes.
"i am a hoarder"
I whispered again for good measure.
"i am a hoarder, and i can't handle this problem on my own"
Boy, that stung.
A lot.
"i am a hoarder, and i can't handle this problem on my own. Lord, please help me."
I stared at every pile, every full counter top and prayed.
And prayed.
And prayed.
Then I walked over to one of the junk drawers and cleaned it out.
I threw away trash, stickers, items that I haven't seen or used in a year or more.
It was liberating.
I moved on to a basket and did the same.
Then the dining room table.
I left it at that for that day.
I just didn't want to burn myself out.
And I knew I would do more the next. And the next.
Because I finally understood that I could not do this without God's help and divine favor.
I am finally learning to lean on God.

God bless you. Have a good week.

1 comment:

momstheword said...

I'm so proud of you!!! You can DO this! Have you ever read my "Conquering The Messies" series on my blog? You aren't alone, my friend.

I still remember the piles of unfolded laundry, newspapers, dirty dishes,and more papers and just STUFF that I had on my tables, counters, hutch, couch and floors.

I dug my way out of my mess and you will too. It's just a matter of establishing habits.

Make a habit of putting something away when you're done with it. Every time. Start today.

Put away your supplies when you make breakfast, lunch and dinner. Put away your brush and grooming supplies. Put away your pajamas.

Put away what's in your hand now and that will keep things from getting worse while you're organizing and decluttering!

Thanks so much for linking up today! Love you!