I don’t know that I have ever listened to the same message 3 times, until this month. Levi Lusko gave a message at Passion 2017 that rocked my world. Levi referred to relying on our own strength like Samson with a buzz cut. Anyone who knows the story of Samson in the Bible knows that his strength left him along with his hair when it was cut off. Levi talked about how we over and over again try to rely on our own will-power instead of God’s power. We come to find that we are just like Samson with a buzz cut. We are desperate for God’s power. His amazing and perfect power.
I am desperate for God’s power. His amazing and perfect power.
Up until last Friday, I realized that I had been trying to operate out of my own strength in a certain situation and I was failing miserably…obviously!
I found out a few weeks ago that my mentor is moving. It hit me like a ton of bricks. It took me until last Friday to pull up my big girl pants and fall into God’s strength. For weeks I cried, I ditched church, I was angry, and I was mean to those around me. Surprising enough, my own strength failed me. After a series of podcasts, hours of worship music and journaling Jesus kindly revealed to me that His strength is capable enough to carry me.
So, here I am, allowing myself to mourn the lack of proximity of someone so dear to me, but clinging to Jesus and His great strength and I am doing well 🙂 I know that God has big and good things in store for the both of us.
It is one thing to be bummed, its another thing to allow it to zap us. I don’t know about you, but in my zapping, I was selfish and not as effective as I could have been if I would have from the beginning been relying on His power and not my own.
Do you have something bumming you out? Maybe a friend moving away? Maybe work drama? Maybe you have no idea how you are going to pay August’s rent/mortgage? Maybe you are drowning in diapers? Maybe your drowning in social media as you look for your teenager? Mourning the loss of your marriage? Health issues? Can’t buy a house? Can’t sell a house? Desperately wanting to find a spouse? Maybe have a baby? Mourning a broken relationship that you care so deeply about?
You will not get through on your own power. You are desperate for God’s supernatural power that is here and ready for the taking. Don’t waste anymore time trying to get through this season on your own!
Choose Jesus. Reach out and grab His extended hand and then hold on tight because the journey is amazing and worth it!