Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Devotion: You're Not Superwoman!

God put this on my heart to write about this week because I was starting to feel overwhelmed. I have a toddler, loads of organizing to do, on top of house stuff, dog stuff, church stuff and blog/work stuff...not to mention making time for my handsome prince of a husband. I know that my schedule it not nearly as crazy as many of you and that got me thinking...

Why do we try and be like superwoman all the time?!

In other words, why do we try to use our own "super powers" to handle all these tasks and things, when to be truly honest, we are only ONE person?
That's right...YOU are only one individual, with only one mind and one heart.

God doesn't want us to go around trying to save the world...He already has done that! He doesn't expect you or me to carry the load...because He already did that too!

Isaiah 40:11 says this
"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young."

Sometimes you can't help but feel like you need to be a superhero because there is just SO much to do. God doesn't want us to be ignorant and ignore our responsibilities, especially with children. BUT His Word says that He will gently lead those who have young little ones.

That's right...we need to let God be the superhero!

"Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee"
Jeremiah 32:17 
The fact is, we are only human and don't have super powers by ourselves (stinks, I know) but if we follow the leading of the Lord, nothing is too hard for Him!

Today, as strong women who are trying to keep together a household, raise a child, speak into a life, live in the Light, be a good wife, run a nifty blog...let's take a moment and tell God this...

"Lord, I'm done trying to be superwoman and trying to do everything through my own power. Please lead me, as YOU have all power and majesty. You know my needs and the needs of my family. You know my heart and hearts of those around me. Help me follow close to you, so that I may be carried by your wings and soar above to true joy and contentment! Amen!"

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31 



  1. That's so funny you posted this. The other day a friend said I was Superwoman and that has been sitting in the back of mind, turning and turning. The last thing I feel like is Superwoman. Superwoman can conquer. I have proven and realized I can't. God's love and grace are the only reasons I have been able to get up and care for my little ones. He has guided me as steadily as I could withstand. Quite honestly, I don't want Superwoman's responsibilities. That is not a burden I want to carry. Thank you, Lord, for your willingness to do it for me!

  2. No one can argue with that kind of wisdom. You're going to be a great mom! Also, I just love your blog!

  3. Amen, Steph!! We serve an awesome God who knows our hearts and what we need to hear :)

    Awww thank you Mary! You're so sweet & kind. I'm pleased that you are enjoying my little area of cyberspace lol

  4. Beautifully written! Thank you for taking the time to remind us!


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