I can’t help it. I saw the word “Mighty” as our Five Minute Friday prompt and all I could think of is the ALL Detergent bottle in my laundry room cabinet. “Small & Mighty” it says– “One cap full cleans a whole load!”
A word like mighty and all I can think of is laundry detergent. Maybe that tells a little bit about what my days have been like lately. Lots of laundry. Lots of dirt. Lots of cleaning. Lots of cleaning it again. Not as much “sitting in quiet places” like I would like. Even the somewhat brief but still daily times of quiet have been full of to-do lists and… stuff.
And I feel tired. I feel small. But I do NOT feel mighty. I feel like I’m struggling just to do what needs to be done.
Notice a theme here? I feel. I feel. I feel. I feel.
It’s times like this– when I stop looking UP and I start looking around– that I stop really seeing. All I hear is self-doubt. Questions that sound more like accusations. Wonderings of things I can’t possibly have answers for.
And it only takes a second.
And the great deceiver slips in my thoughts undetected.
And he all but whispers, hissing in my hear. “You can’t… You aren’t… You’re just NOT…. You never will be….”
But today he “came.” he whispered a new lie. Maybe not “new” but new for me. It was a whopper too. A huge accusation of how “everything I’m ‘doing’ just might be a waste and maybe I should…..”
And I was shocked. Shocked at myself. Shocked that he would try that. Why? Because I KNOW THE TRUTH.
That no matter how I might wonder what is in the future– He knows. And He will get us there– and HE KNOWS where I am.
I know that God has placed me here. Right here. Amidst the sippy cups, the smashed goldfish and the beautiful sloppy toddler kisses on my cheek.
HE HAS PLACED ME HERE. Right here. And I love “here.” I absolutely LOVE it.
And this purpose, no matter how small I might feel… is mighty. Not because I can hold two little hands, an oversized bag and the handle of a huge umbrella while we navigate through a parking lot– but because He is MIGHTY.
And I’ll never be forgotten. Because He remembers me. He remembers where I am.
What a thrilling thought! OUR God, who is mighty to save, is with us. In our midst. Beside us.
I feel stronger, don’t you?
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