Today is Just too Difficult

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Today’s Truth: “For this commandment which I command you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it far off.” ~Deuteronomy 30:11 NIV

Today is Just too Difficult 

Last week, I had a moment. Everything felt like too much. The work seemed too difficult, and I said “Lord, this is just too hard.”

“It’s too hard doing this exactly how you want, and it’s so overwhelming at times…crossing T’s and dotting I’s. Sometimes, it even feels so extreme and so lonely and all the parts are moving too quickly for me to keep up.”

“Why did you ask me to do this?”

“I don’t have the strength you have, a drop of the wisdom you have; I don’t even see the full plan.”

“This is hard, and today it feels too hard.”

____________________________________________________________________Later that evening…

“I love you.”

“I’m for you, but you belong to me.”

“This is not too hard.”

“I promised that my grace would be sufficient in times of weakness.”

“This is actually what I want you to learn, ‘victory is not the absence of problems; victory is the presence of my power.’”

“Didn’t I promise I would be with you?”

“Do you believe my grace only has the ability to keep you on days that seem fair?”

“Do you believe my grace is so shallow it can’t give you power today when you feel weak?”

“You said you wanted to know the depth and the height of my love.”

“It’s not too difficult for you, nor is it far off.”

God is after you. He wants you. Don’t stop running towards Him. Some days do require more work—more leaning against your understanding, more conversations with yourself to remember His promises, but it’s “not too difficult for you, nor it is far off.” Be determined to keep going and finish the race before you. God is with you. He loves you. He’s for you. Trust His pruning. Listen for His direction. Rest in the depth of His grace.

In Application

Remind yourself that He is the potter and you are the clay, and His grace is made perfect in weakness.

Prayer

Father, thank you for loving me and showing me the full power of your grace. I know your commands for my life are not too difficult, and when it does feel too hard, too much, too painful, too intense, too overwhelming, or too uncertain, I know your love is too forceful, too jealous for me to let me fall. I trust your work in my life. I trust your will for my life, and I trust you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Open to Change

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Today’s Truth: “God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world.” ~John 3:17 NIV

Open to Change

Change is not the easiest thing.

I’ve changed jobs, our family dynamics have changed, changed my mind about what I’ll wear, how to style my hair…change, change, change…and it’s not always easy.

Yet, when you decide to change something it’s generally for the best.

Changing your spending habits typically impacts your saving habits.

Changing your career path generally effects your financial, mental and even family health.

I like to see Jesus’ coming to earth as God’s change to our eternal fate.

And Jesus endured the pain of changing life for us.

Sometimes it feels easier to stay where we are, do the same things and just pray that something different will happen.

And when we don’t see the change, we’re often left upset, worried and confused about where our life is going and why certain things are happening.

Changing isn’t always easy, but you can’t expect different results by doing the same things. I’m grateful God did something different—sending Jesus!

In Application

Complete this exercise:

  1. Write down two areas you want to change.
  2. Determine the results you want from both areas (knowing where you’re going helps you identity when you’re not there).
  3. Record why changing those areas is important to you (this step will hold you accountable when the going gets tough).
  4. Pray over the areas and ask for God’s grace and protection as you begin to make shifts in your life. I suggest finding a scripture that encourages you (because it’s what God’s says).

THEN…email me at jossalyn@jottingtruth.com to let me know how things are going!! I want to celebrate your progress with you!

You can do it! I believe in you, but more importantly God has determined this path for you!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the unction to change. I truly want different results because it will impact my life for the better, but sometimes it’s hard and I don’t always see how things will work out. In those moments, I think about how much easier it would be to remain or go back. I want what you want for me. I’m willing to do the work and I’m committed to seeing growth in myself for your glory. I’m open to change, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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