After the lazy hazy days of summer, we go full speed into Fall that has so many more demands on our schedules. Are you a “To Do” list maker? A “fly by the seat of your pants" kind of girl? Or maybe you tend to procrastinate a bit.
If you are a list maker, just as soon as you draft the list, something takes precedence, and everything changes.
If you are flying by the seat of your pants kind of girl, the stress can get to you with so many things coming at you and it is hard to prioritize, isn’t it?
If you are a procrastinator, the stress can be insurmountable in getting it done at the last minute.
Deciding on day-to-day priorities is a challenge, isn’t it?
After all, we have every good intention of getting everything done, but many times new challenges arise and we just don’t hit the mark of doing it all.
Then what starts creeping in? Guilt!! Satan loves it when we feel guilty. He then tries to get a stronghold over us. As the guilt overtakes us, we begin to think we are not worthy, we are failing at our jobs or we just aren’t good enough.
Well, I have great news for you….
God knew we would have these struggles and encouraged us in these verses so we wouldn’t doubt where our significance can be found.
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”.
Jesus went through everything we have so he understands our weaknesses and challenges that we face each day. He understands our shortfall of thinking we can do it all.
We tend to believe that we must be Super Women!! Mothers, wives, employees, church volunteers... the list goes on.
Ladies- even though we think we are superwomen, there comes a time when reality hits us. I love that He encourages us to “approach with confidence”.
We do not have to be afraid.
We cannot do this alone.
When we think we can do it all without going to Jesus first, we are in denial.
We need our Savoir to give us grace and encouragement. Once we have Him directing our path, to which I might add- He does the most amazing job helping us to realize how to manage the important things and how to prioritize. He never leaves us out in the weeds alone to figure it out, does he?
Psalm 32:8 says "I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you and watch over you." What better teacher could we have? I’m so grateful that He is watching over me to help me. What a promise!
In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. He reminds us that two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! He provides us with others to help us. But we do have to reach out to let our needs be known.
We want to remember to lift each other up, bear each other’s burdens and always cheer each other on in challenging times. We are a community of extraordinary women who truly want to make a difference in the world around us as we share Jesus’s love with all.
For this reason, when we feel we don’t measure up we should embrace the love of Jesus and “Approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Falling Back into the Arms of Grace will help us in our time of need and keep us grounded as we tackle this life together.