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Removing the S on My Chest

It’s never easy admitting I have taken on too much. It’s never been. I love playing superwoman, that is until I’ve lost my cape of course. The S on my chest burns through my heart. And all I deemed important seems to waste and wither away.

I’m slight OCD, well maybe OCD on steroids. The need to be in control overpowers my nurturing side. “Decent and in order,” my momma would said when she addressed anything in life. I grew up in a home of love and direction. There was not a day things seemed misplaced or unattended. My mom is like that…attentive regardless of her health or level of energy; my grandmother is the same. It is wired into our DNA.

But what if it isn’t? What if the enemy wants us to believe this lie…this made up mechanism? The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. And, what way is easier to do so by wearing us down, exhausting and trying us? I’d say it’s a clever way to take some one out.

 

It is Not Who We Were Created to Be.

God did not mold us to be overachievers. He did not craft super humans. We were not meant to take care of everything and everyone. It is He who created this world in charge of the very things we worry about.

Matthew 6:25-34 tells us not to fret over life’s fate. God takes care of even the little things. Yes, we are called to serve just as Christ did, yet we must mirror His discipline in rest. His constant and conscious decision to step away into solitude (Luke 5:16). We are commanded by Jesus to find rest in solitude. Jesus tells the apostles in Mark 6:30-32 to find a place of solitude.

The one man with all power in His hands needed restoration from our Father. How much do we? We do not hold the power nor the energy to save and care for everyone and everything each and every and day. The wellbeing of our bodies , minds, and souls  depend on our ability to rest in God. Our patience to depend and wait on Him.

ANXIETY WEIGHS DOWN THE HEART (Proverbs 12:25). Worry displaces the strength of God. When we try to do it all in on our own might, our lives do not demonstrates God’s power. We allow our problems and tasks to illuminate false securities. We show the world a failing God. A god who isn’t our God. God isn’t the creator of coffee fed zombies, He is the Father of daughters. Daughters who is mighty through Him. A loving God. A sovereign God. A God of power.

Resting creates possibilities that an anxious mind overshadows.

In rest, God’s voice becomes louder than the roaring pains in the world. When our minds are free from clutter and worry, we are able to dispher the next steps. Cling to the breast of God. Find comfort in His promise to take care of us. Rest knowing that wee serve a God who can do it all so we don’t have to. Find a place of quietness. Pray. Meditate on His word. Sing songs of the heart. Enjoy family. And finally, remove the S on your chest. You are a King’s daughter. Let Him serve you.

 

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As a mother of four, wife of a wonderful husband, and lover of God, Harmony has endured and conquered many inner struggles with inferiority. She desires to encourage other women who struggle with disappointments (whether it be daily or seasonal). She enjoys sharing what God refreshes her with, hoping that it brings reassurance to many warrior women out there. May her words bring healing, joy, and relief.

With love and coffee,

Harmony

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Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women live a Proverbs 31 life in today’s world. The Lord laid upon her heart to serve women to grow in Christ, improve their marriages and manage their homes stress-free. She provides tools and resources on her website for Christian women to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with their husbands and manage their homes well.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.
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