I’m hearing the DMX song in my head while simultaneously playing the video of the woman who fell on the floor during that Life Alert commercial.
“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” morphed into, “I’m slippin, I’m falling, I can’t get up.”
Either way, this person needs some help getting up because clearly they can’t do it on their own.
A younger me would have named people I would have expected to help me from a tough situation, and the older me remembers that it was God all along guiding me down the path himself. In the moments I was slipping, he wanted me to turn my face towards his and ask for guidance.
I can’t tell you how freeing it’s been to remember that with God, ALL THINGS are possible. Reliance and dependence on him will get you out of the mindset that your help comes from someplace else.
If you’re like me, it’s been an energetically tough week that’s passed, and it’s so much easier to slip back into old habits you thought you freed yourself from.
Looks like God is sitting you down for another lesson in strengthening your love in him, and not in things of this world. If anything, Jesus already died for our sins, so there’s nothing you can’t overcome, even in the midst of all hell breaking loose.
Ask God to work with you as you try again, and fail again. Each time you will learn a lesson in what it means to put your trust fully in him to deliver you through anything.
I love you.
Thank you for always being there for me and working on my behalf even if I don’t see it. I thank you for meeting me in my darker places and reminding me of the promises that you have set forth before me. Remove any habits or ways that seem to separate me from you in the moments when I need you most. Thank you for already forgiving us all – May we praise you continuously and not get stuck in our own ways.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I’m closing out the month, and this “daily” blog with Slippin by DMX. Towards the end of the blog, I slipped, and forgot the promise I made to myself from 5/30-6/28: Every Monday-Friday, post something that will help me, and potentially someone else too. All together, I’ve missed 5 posts – that’s one work week.
I could dwell there, but I know God was using that time to show me some other areas in my life I’ve overlooked, and focused my attention to the task at hand. While I did not meet my own expectation, I’m learning to recognize when my consistency is waning, and that it takes work on my end to get back to that place.
I haven’t been provided any direction as to what July will look like, but I’ll still drop a sporadic Jam Session as the Lord sees fit for me to deliver.
For now – as this month closes out, I encourage you to think about the ways you’re slipping, and the efforts you can take to get back on track. You owe it to yourself, and everyone else waiting for your light to shine.
Until Next Time.