Thursday, September 29, 2011

falling

All I have to say is, “Really?”  I ask for half an hour to do yoga and this is what I get.  At least it came along with laughter.

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I fell numerous times during these escapades.  But every single time, I got back up.  Every single time. 

We all fall down from time to time.  Sometimes it’s of our own doing, sometimes it’s because others knock us, and sometimes it’s simply because life has squeezed in a bit too tight.  In a busy season, where times of sleep and refreshment feel few too few and far between it seems that falling down comes much to easily.  My equilibrium isn’t what it should be in those times, and inevitability I fall.

There she goes.  Down.  And down again.

Falling reminds me that I cannot be in charge of my own life.  At best, I fumble through, at worst I fail miserably and derail what God wants to do in and through me.  And I am reminded that falling is okay, but staying down is not.

I am human.  I am a fragile vessel who attempts to do too much and tries to get by on too little sleep.  Perhaps I might burn the candle at both ends from time to time.  And then I fall. 

I lose my temper, I wallow in sadness, I am sour with a bad attitude.  That is me, staying down.

But then I make a choice.  I ask for help.  It might only come out in a whisper, but the answer I receive is unmistakable and cannot be missed.  He gives strength to the weary and rest to the weak.  He daily bears my burdens.  His yoke is easy and his burden is light.  And in those promises I can stand tall, I can stand firm.

For me sure footedness is not always easy to come by, but I am reminded that in my weakness God’s power is displayed.  That is, if I let it.  I do so by admitting defeat.  I cannot, I cannot do this life on my own.  My own strength is too small to make it.  I need His strength, God’s strength in me. 

He gives strength to the weary, rest t the weak, and grace for all us when we fall down.

7 comments:

  1. Um, those pictures are hilarious! Good spiritual tie-in, too

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  2. just found your blog....love it!

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  3. a.men. needed a lot of that picking up this week :) thanks for sharing and reminding us all what to do about those falls.

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  4. Needed to hear that today. Thank you for the reminder.

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  5. i need picking up all. the. time.

    your photos are great. looks like my life every day.

    http://victoryrd.blogspot.com/2008/03/delighting-in-my-weakness.html

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  6. well said! i discovered your blog this evening! you are very inspiring! thanks for sharing...i can totally relate!

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  7. Thanks for crawling inside my head and putting words together that articulate my thoughts that usually go unprocessed.

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