We’ve all heard the expression, “That’s easier said than done.”
If you’re a regular reader, you know that I write about saving money so that you can stretch the paycheck, get out of debt, or save for a financial goal that is important to you.
You know that I write often about how this life can be really, really hard, but that we can live with peace and hope because we know our God and He is always, always good.
I often share about my blessings because counting them reminds me of their abundance even when I forget.
When you read the words that I write, do you find yourself thinking, “That’s easy for her to say”?
I write, first and foremost, to bring glory to God. I believe that He has given me a gift of encouragement and words with which to do that.
My heart is secondly to encourage you. I want you to know that you aren’t alone in your struggles and to tell you that we should use our trials to draw nearer to God because He promises to be found when we seek Him.
I also want to honestly share with you the fact that I write, in part, to process what I am going through.
When I am hurting, I write.
When I am worried or fearful, I write.
I work though the hard things in life, in part, by writing.
All writers know that when we share our words with others, we are sharing a little piece of ourselves. I do that to encourage you, but I also do it to remind myself.
I write about faith not because mine is perfect, but because I need the reminders just as much as you do.
I write about frugality because while I may make it seem easy and fun, at times, it is anything but.
I write about my blessings because seeing them on the screen helps me to imprint them on my heart.
So just in case you read my blog and think that I have it all together, let me tell you now that I do not.
I stumble, I struggle, and I fail just like everyone else. Some days I need to go back and read the things I have written for you because I need them for me.
A lot of what I write here could fall into the category of “easier said than done”. I get that. Just don’t misunderstand me.
My frugality fails.
My faith falters.
My blessings are quickly forgotten.
And when I feel weak, I write strong because
His grace covers us all. Let us remember to extend that grace to ourselves and to one another. I know that, too, is easier said than done.
“But, with God, all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26
So the next time you find yourself thinking that something is “easier said than done”, remember the words of Jesus…
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5 (NKJV)
We don’t have to worry that we can’t do it all. Our focus, rather, should be abiding in Him for He is the source of our fruit.
And when we mess up (because we will), let us rest in His amazing grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that though this world is hard, You are always good. Help us to find peace in that truth. We thank You that it is Your desire to abide in us and that You wish for us to abide in You. Thank You for Your abundant grace that covers us all. Thank You that when we are weak, then we are strong in You. Please help us to remember that as we go about our days. In the matchless name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
What do you think? When you read what is meant to be encouragement, do you feel less than? We all need to practice extending more grace to ourselves at times, don’t we?Print This Post
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