When SHE can't do it on her own
If you’ve read enough of my blogs, or have checked out the HERology101 SHE Creates, you’ll know that I love DIYing. Partly because I'm a bargain hunter and hate paying more for something than it's worth and partly because I get some adrenaline from building things with my own hands.
A month ago, I was proud to change my headlights for the first time ever. Fixing cars is not my thing so lifting my car hood and simply exchanging bulbs might as well have put me on the local 30 under 30 list in my book.
My DIY nature can sometimes backfire, though. Perhaps I should be transparent in admitting that part of doing things myself is the desire to want to control the outcome. What better way to ensure that something will turn out a certain way, than to literally create it yourself. In my process of control, I, of course, am limited in fixing or creating only what I have the capability to do. In attempt to create a masterpiece, I make an organized mess covered in gold spray paint.
We don’t think about fixing things until we realize they are broken. And even then we don’t call in the experts until we surrender to the realization we cannot fix things on our own.
-Lysa Terkeust | It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way
After several self-help Youtube videos, Pinterest tutorials, and pure uncommon sense, I may finally decide that I can’t do it on my own.
Why do we act like underprivileged Children of God?
In Christ, we have access to so many resources but we bypass them in order to show our craftiness with the homemade tools we create with flawed hands.'
Christ did not give us the power to overcome things so we could do it on our own, but to give us a direct connection to the true source.
What are you trying to do all by yourself? What are you trying to control?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will direct your paths.