Five Minute Friday | {Mighty}

Here we are again…another Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and the gang. She prompts, we write. Five minutes (give or take…give a little for me usually), real, raw words. Short. Sweet. Hopefully. 😉 Enjoy!

{mighty}

Big word, mighty is. Well, not a really big word, but it means big. Right?

Powerful. Strong. Brave. Willing. Mighty.

Well tonight I don’t feel very powerful. strong. brave. willing. or mighty.

Sometimes we have minutes, days, weeks, years that suck the life right out of us and leave us anything but mighty. Much less than mighty.

And then the thought of the Mighty One comes to mind.

The One who gave me this life. To live free.

He never meant it to be about me. My wants. My needs. My desires. My might.

He gave me this life to be about Him. His will. His love. His ways. His Might.

Jesus died in humility so that in three days His Might would be revealed and never questioned again.

When He died and rose again, His Might took over for my failings. As a person. As a parent. As a wife. As a friend.

In His Might, I can prevail. Not because I am. Because He is. The Great I Am.

No matter what gives you the thought you are un-mighty today, there is One whose Might can fill that void.

It’s not up to us to be what He wants to be for us. What He’s already proved He can do in us. If we let Him.

We have a mighty call alright. To stop the fight and give into His Might. 

Your Mighty Mess,
Meredith

And if you have a mother, know a mother or “am” a mother…don’t miss Lisa-Jo’s book “Surprised by Motherhood.” I’ll never be the same for reading it. And I’ll recommend it to every woman I know. Mother or not. Get it here now. Go. Now. You’ll be sending me chocolate because you love it that much. (Vanilla Lindt preferred. Thanks!)

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16 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday | {Mighty}

  1. “No matter what gives you the thought you are un-mighty today, there is One whose Might can fill that void.”

    This was my favorite bit of words, Meredith! So very thankful His might fills up all of those spaces and voids that are full off everything I am not. Thank you.

  2. Oh this was lovely, Meredith. I pondered over and over these words: “It’s not up to us to be what He wants to be for us. What He’s already proved He can do in us. If we let Him.”

    We truly are able to tap into all the Lord has for us when we simply realize that is exactly what He wants us to do. Thank you for sharing today Meredith and for dropping by!

  3. You nailed it Meredith! “He never meant it to be about me. My wants. My needs. My desires. My might. He gave me this life to be about Him. His will. His love. His ways. His Might.” And isn’t that a relief?!? It’s not up to us to be “good enough” or “mighty enough” (in this case) 😉 on our own…we simply need only yield to His strength. That sure shifts my mindset from hopeless to “more than a conqueror” in an instant! 🙂 Whoo hooo!! Thanks for sharing! ♥ Crystal

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Crystal. Yes, it’s SUCH a relief to know I don’t have to be “good enough,” and if today is any example, I. Am. Not. But He is! Thanks for stopping by friend! 😀

  4. You said it so much deeper, these are the things that were on my mind too. Thanks.

    And that verse about the hairs on our head popped to my mind too because I just had that discussion with my boys a few weeks ago. It’s such a great one for kids to be concrete! 🙂

    PS. You might want to put a link to your blog on your blogger profile, I had a hard time finding you (yes, I know, blogger isn’t the best, but I can’t switch right now and wish there was an easier way for me to interact with commenters!)

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