We are entering week two of 2018 and it seems like the New Year’s vibe hasn’t quite worn off yet. Which is fine. But I keep seeing all these posts on Instagram that are all like “Live your best life”, “You can totally handle whatever life throws at you”, “You got this girl”. But like, I don’t got this. I one hundred and ten percent don’t got this. Like at all.
If left to my own devices, I would pick the easy way out. The bare minimum. The just-put-your-head-down-and-get-through-it.
But here’s what’s so liberating: I don’t need to worry about being in control because God is fully in control. Now I know within the Christian community, this phrase along with many others (#letgoandletGod) has been thrown around so many times that it has lost its ‘umph’. It’s often viewed as cheesey and cliche and not the sort of thing one wants to hear when opening up to a friend or asking for prayer.
“It’s gonna be okay, God’s got this, just let go and let God.” *cue cynical thoughts about corny Christian phrases*
But when given the opportunity to reveal itself as a pure and Holy truth, the phrase ‘God’s got this’ can really pack a punch. I mean to think that God already knew that I would never be able to properly handle one speck of this life on my own, and yet He still chose me to be a warrior for His Kingdom, says a lot about Who He is.
So for me, 2018 will be the year of embracing the fact that I have no clue what I’m doing 90% of the time, and more fully embracing the fact that God can and does handle things for me. God chose the foolish to shame the wise. He chose the weak to shame the strong. His power is made perfect in weakness. I’m not going to try to convince myself that I can handle the day ahead. I’m resolving to pray each morning that He would guide, and enable me to follow.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9