|Jeanne Henriques beautiful photo -- see more at Collage of Life|
I am working full-time in a beautiful high school teaching a subject I love. Although I have enjoyed my teaching career, and I am grateful to have my position, I would prefer to retire at this time, slow down a bit, write full-time, and concentrate on my children and their children. I'm not complaining. I'm just speaking openly.
However, the reality is that I need to continue working as I do now in order to have adequate income. The reality doesn't quite add up to the ideal. With that being said, I believe God has blessed me with my job. He knows exactly where I work, and He is more than able to change my circumstances if He so desires. In the meantime, I know He gives me the grace I need not only to do what I need to do, but to glorify Him each day.
The apostle Paul reminds us that God's grace is sufficient for us. Taking his words to heart, I need to rely on God's strength rather than my own, and focus on God's will rather than mine. "That the power of Christ may rest upon me." What a wonderful promise. It's no wonder Paul said he would "most gladly rather glory in his infirmities".
We can apply this Scripture to all of life's circumstances -- finances, health, family. All our endeavors, every relationship and need, require God's grace. In our weakness, His strength is made perfect.
"Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 2:1
May the power of God rest upon you. His grace is more than sufficient for all your needs, and His strength is made perfect in your weakness. Thank you for reading today. You can leave a comment below if you'd like to share your thoughts, or you can email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org.