Friday, February 18, 2011
When you've just gone through a series of trials, and your body is tired, and everyone is saying you need to take time out now for you, it is like the sight of an ice cream cone on a hot day, very tempting. You could even say it was necessary to help prevent your body from becoming overheated.
But what if taking time out for myself meant sacrificing the spiritual health of someone else? Could I not keep going in His strength, if that was His will for me?
I was battling this issue during the night. I knew it made logical sense to take a break. But my heart said 'no'. I poured my heart out to God. I talked to my husband who was also having trouble sleeping. I knew that two little lives would be affected by my decision. And I knew I couldn't slack off.
Then I got the message from the friend I had never met. It told of how my life had been an encouragement to her, and had helped her see what being a woman is all about.
It broke me up. The Lord used her when I was at my weakest to encourage and give me renewed vigor to keep going.
This is a thank you to all of you who comment, not only on my blog or FB wall, but wherever you feel led to lend a word of encouragement. You never know when your word will be used to bless someone.
For the next post see: His Dream Came True
For the previous post see: Wow! He Still Wants to Use Us
For more about the battle I faced see my grandparent post: Do grandparents have responsibilities to their grandchildren
Posted by Carol Flett at 9:21 pm