A friend recently shared that she had been feeling down and unhappy. She was totally unaware of why she felt the way she did. Gently, God reminded her that she was allowing her family and friends to fill her instead of God. End result, she was drained from the emptiness she had allowed.
I sat back in awe as I too had felt that way many times, as I’m sure many women feel. Why is it so hard to spend time in the Word, in prayer and let God overflow us? Why do we tend to let our spouses, children and friends be the center of our lives? Disobedience on our part is why. I’m reminded daily – God is God and I am not! If I don’t place Him at the center of my morning, day, afternoon and evening, I slip into depression. I get weak, lonely and feel out of sorts.
Perhaps you’ve felt that way too, but we are never alone on this journey – God is our hope. We need to stand in faith and run to Him for fulfillment. We need not be arrogant but tremble at His feet as we realize He alone can fill us, overflow us, and give us what those around us are unable to give. Let’s together fall back down at His feet and fill back up so that we too can overflow with His grace.
“Father, thank You for girlfriends and for life lessons. Prune us in Your image and overflow us with Your grace and mercy.”
For His Glory,
TRBC Women’s Life