Are You Hooked
to the Power Source?
By Kimberly Chastain
As Christian’s we
are often very independent. We try to do everything
and often feel we do everything. Are there times when
you are frustrated, tired, irritable, and have no energy?
I am not selling you a vitamin supplement, so don’t
worry. I have recently realized this past week how little
I turn things over to the ultimate Power Source - God.
Lord, I cannot do this in my own strength. If the children
argue one more time - I will scream. God, help me to
know what to say without screaming. Lord, what is your
agenda for me today - you know I all ready have one
figured out. Do we see the many requests of our children
as divine interruptions or just another thing to do
on our list?
I know often I grow weary
and God needs to fill my tank. We fill our tanks with
junk food or junk TV for that matter, but do we go to
the Ultimate Power Source? Do you feel some of the things
that bother you are really to small to talk with God
about or not a big deal? I am convinced that God wants
to hear the smallest details of our lives. I have found
when I share my frustrations with Him I take a deep
breath and calm down. I have more patience with my children,
spouse, or work situation.
Please don’t hear
me saying I have it all together, I certainly don’t.
I am learning daily to stay connected to my Power Source.
That could be a prayer on the way to work or a prayer
on the way home from picking up my children. I encourage
you daily to connect to your Power Source even if it
is a quick prayer for strength, wisdom, or whatever
your needs are for the day. “I will supply all
your needs, according to my riches in glory in Christ
Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
© 2004 Kimberly Chastain
About the Author
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She was recently featured in the book the Myth of the
Perfect Mother. She is the author of “Help, I
Just Can’t Say No” and Pearls of Encouragement
for Christian Working Moms. To schedule a free, initial
coaching session send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.christianworkingmom.com.
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