Thursday, April 03, 2008

Trying too Hard

Oh, Lord, I think I said too much. I SHOULD have done this. I SHOULDN'T have said that.

Be still, child.

Why can't I get it right? When will I learn?

Shh. . .

I don't want to mess things up.

Where can you go from my Spirit? How can you flee my presence? Isn't my Spirit with you always? Do I not make everything work together for good? How can you "mess up?"

But I don't feel right about it. Isn't that a sign I did it wrong?

I'm still in the process of working on you. You aren't done yet.

I want to be so much more.

Are you saying I'm doing a bad job on you?

Well. . .no. . .

I don't make mistakes.

I didn't say that.

Then stop. Trust me. Be still. Stop thinking so hard. Be who you are. Trust me to make your words and actions powerful. Align yourself with me, be refreshed in my Spirit and your life will count for eternity.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

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Susan said...

Hey Tami,

This was awesome, and OH CAN I IDENTIFY!!

Well, your words were so healing to me today when you stopped by. Thanks for your kindness.

Blessings my friend♥

Angie said...

Tami---I love how the posted the "God conversation" really blessed me! I read a book once by Ruth Harms Calkin...and your writing reminds so much of bits of that book!
A blessing to the max!!!!

Denise said...

This was awesome, thank you.

mamasmurf said...

Great post!

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

It's great to know HE is still working on each of us. I can relate to your post. Have a great evening

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Trying too hard...yep, I'm there right now. Just want to do what's right, but maybe what's right is to be still. Thanks!

Vicki said...

Love your header, Tami, and boy - it sounds like you were eavesdropping on me and God awhile ago...LOL. We can all relate.

Good post, my friend.


e-Mom said...

Your words are so cleansing. It's like standing under a small waterfall. :~D

Dianne said...

Yeah . . . Tami's back. Not only from your procedure but you got your feed back! I have you in Google reader again and know when you post something new. Yeah! I truly hope you're feeling better soon, my friend! May this little bit of down time be an opportunity for you to "be still and know He is God," in a whole new way.