Sunday, October 02, 2005

OK God, Am I Strong Enough Yet?

I recently had a conversation with our newly assigned young priest, Fr. Mike, that revolved around the idea that we need to go through life's struggles to reach our full potential... If we need to learn patience, God sends us something to test our patience and make it more substantial. If we lack humility, we may find ourselves in some humbling situations that we need to work through. Basically, the conversation concluded with the idea that God gives us struggles to make us better and stronger.

I wonder if when or if I will ever get to the point that those life lessons slack up a bit. Ok, God, am I strong enough yet? I guess not. Sigh. Guess I have a lot to go through still. I'll keep hanging in there and try to focus on being grateful for my struggles.


Jamie Hunter said...

A fantastic blog. Keep it up.


Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

My husband and I just had the same conversations. I'm still watiting for the slack, too. ;)

Keep your chin up and keep remembering how strong you are.

Rachel said...

Yes, it seems life is full of trials, sometimes more than others! But He says that He will not put more on us than we can bear, so I guess He knows we are stronger than we think we are!
There is no doubt a silver lining just waiting to be uncovered for you!!

PBS said...

Sometimes it does make you wonder...

Cliff Morrow said...

Marilyn just yelled at me "what are you doing in there,,,flirting"?
there was obviously a commercial on her tv show.
"Do you need couseling"?
"No,, well yes, if I don't quit farming".
Life isn't for sissy's rhodent. Keep on hangin on.

frustratedwriter said...

Sounds like he had been reading from James chapter 1. I believe we do get stronger but that there will always be a greater test down the road. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Hang in there, you are one tough person!

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Above the kitchen my wife has a wooden heart with the following written on it:
If you can't be content with the good you've received, be thankful for the bad you've escaped. It kind of keeps you balanced with those life lessons.