Monday, August 3, 2009

Fine is a Slippery Slope

I have some really, really, good days. Some days, I find myself struggling to keep it together. A struggle is a fight. The Word of God will rise up in me and I will overcome. I may have to overcome several times, but I do it. I am More Than a Conqueror.

Other times, I am fine. I am beginning to see that "fine" is not a good thing. "Fine" allows me to function with a smile on my face, hiding how I am feeling. This is not good enough. I don't fight on the "fine" days. I think I am ok and the bad feelings will pass. I am somewhat comfortable with fine. Have you heard the story of the frog in the pot? If you put a frog in a pot of water and slowly turn up the heat, it will stay in the water until it is boiled to death. That frog feels "fine". "Fine" is defeat and I will not have it.

Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7

I'm taking it up a notch or two with my God. He never leaves me and He wants me better than fine.


Kelley said...

I never thought of it that way. You go girl. You with your way with words. We all just strive to be more than fine.

ps said...

Awesome!!! Fine is nothing any of us should settle for. Not when life to the full and till it overflows is ours to walk in and live!

Mona said...

Great Word again, Becky! You are right. Fine is so . . . . . . .average. I don't think God had average in mind when He gave us Jesus!!