One of my favorite movies is “Facing the Giants”! If you have never seen the movie, I encourage you to do so, especially if you need a little encouragement. The most favorite line in the movie, for me, is at the end and goes like this… “Tell me, what is impossible with God on your side”…..and, of course, the individual posed with this has to say…. “nothing”!
I sometimes have to say this line to myself ~ multiple times throughout the day, on one of THOSE days! Do you ever have days where you need to remind yourself of this? I’m sure that we all do ~ especially during this time of the year! What is it about the holiday season that drives some to the near brink of “losing it” because they are killing themselves to try to make everything perfect? And, I can say this because I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to this! Perfection flows through me as easily as my blood, but it’s something that I have to temper continually. I’m not “perfect” at tempering this (pun intended!), but I have a secret for doing this….it’s to remind myself that I have been made perfect in the image of God because HE created me. And, do you know what? That is the very same for YOU! HE perfectly created YOU, too! Now does that mean we are truly perfect? Heck NO! But, what it does mean is that God knows each of us because HE created us and HE loves us, perfectly. So, when we have that tucked into our brains and hearts we may remember that we do NOT have to kill ourselves to have everything in our lives perfect. For example, the tree does not have to be perfect, if there is one or two light bulbs burned out it does not matter! It does not matter if we served Stauffer’s lasagna or homemade lasagna to dinner guests ~ what does matter is the time we spend with the guests. The details in life is not about the “stuff” ~ it’s about the people ~ the love. And, do you feel like you have a million things to do during this season, too? I know, it’s crazy, isn’t it?! I have to remind myself, “nothing is impossible, Jackie, with God on your side”. He will take care of all of the details, I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
So, I’m not sure this really makes much sense this month. I feel like my brain is unable to focus on much these days, so I just keep trying to keep my focus on Him….because at the end of the day when I lay my head down to rest I know that I may end my day with “nothing, today, was impossible becasue of God” and I may thank Him for all of it!
In His Love, Glory, and Honor,