Life Lesson #2 | Confessions of a Weakling

I have a confession: I’m weak and I can do nothing without Christ.  Through life’s situations I have come across some very difficult, stressful, overwhelming, physically and mentally exhausting situations. 

Each season of life brings its own gift bag full of stressful situations. Whether it’s such as applying for internships when I was in college only to be rejected. College course work and dealing with crazy professors. Or currently as a second year teacher dealing with pressures from administration, testing, data, students who enjoy being defiant and wild parents. 

When trying to battle through these situations I’ve learned that I am very weak.  Throughout my life I’d try to muster up my own effort to get through the situations.  I’ve always been the type of person that liked to do everything myself and never ask for help. 

I began to noticed that this method was not working.  You see this method would leave me seriously mentally and physically exhausted. I was facing circumstances that were far greater than my own strength level.  I felt like the mountain was impossible to climb. Eventually I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.  This is when I began to recognize how weak I am and that I can and need to turn to my source of strength:  Jesus Christ. 
I’ve learned to turn to Christ and use him as my source of strength (Exodus 15:2).  I have come to understanding that I need to ask for help.  I can no longer do things on my own. I cannot live life on my own. I cannot overcome many situations that I go through in life on my own.

Instead I CAN and have to rely on the strength of Christ.  When I rely on his strength I find myself having more energy and feeling more confident to accomplish the tasks that he has given me to complete. I have definitely learned to not ever rely on my own strength. Honestly I believe my own “strength” and human “strength” is just a form of weakness. Even scripture says, humans are as frail as breath Isaiah 2:22.
I now choose to do my part and then rely on Christ to help me to overcome life’s obstacles. I boast in my weakness as scripture says, “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” 2 Corinthians 11:30. I let Christ be my true source of strength . I do this by spending time with him daily and constantly praying to him and also filling myself of with the truths found in the word of God and I encourage you the do the same. The burdens of life were never meant for you to carry on your own. Turn them over to Christ and let him be your burden bearer.

Check out the first post in the Life Lessons Series: Life Lesson #1 |Love does not mean Like 

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  1. Thank you for writing this post! It's so true, how we need Christ to get things done in life. We are so weak without him! Last semester I experienced a similar time with getting stressed to the max and then getting really sick and having to stay in bed for 2 weeks. It was terrible but it showed me how badly I need Christ in the decisions of my life. The verse from 2 Corinthians is so good too!

  2. Yikes! I know college is super stressful with leadership, internships, jobs, & course work you can really just take on too much leaving you just exhausted. I still find it hard to fully "cast my cares" onto The Lord because I want to be able to get things done on my own but I have to almost force myself to be intentional about seeking the Lord's help. Thanks for stopping by Natalie! (:

  3. Yeah seeking God's help is so important but I can forget to at times. But he is such a great source of help and restoration :)


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