Miriam is hosting In Other Words. The quote she has chosen is:
“There’s somethin I learned when I was homeless:
Our limitation is God’s opportunity.
When you get all the way to the end of your rope and
there ain’t nothin you can do,
that’s when God takes over.”
~ Denver Moore
Same Kind of Different As Me
(co-written with Ron Hall, with Lynn Vincent)
It’s the marriage on the rocks.
It’s the pink slip from your boss.
It’s the mailbox with the foreclosure letter.
It’s finding the drugs in your child’s bookbag.
It’s deciding between paying bills or putting groceries on the table.
It’s the diagnosis you feared the most.
It’s when you’ve reached the very end and throw your hands in the air, completely fresh out of ideas for quick and long-term fixes. It’s then, at that precise moment, in your uttermost weakness and humility that God steps in, to proclaim His glory through you and with you.
And why does He wait until we are at the end of our rope? Because He knows it’s our nature to want to seek self-help first and foremost, and He loves us so much as to not micromanage us—giving us free reign to attempt resolution ourselves first. Sadly, time and time again, it’s when we’re done scrutinizing, finagling and repeatedly trying to fix the situation that we finally allow Him in to work. *ahem* And never a moment sooner.
And in His perfection, by waiting and giving us all the opportunities we need to remedy the situation, He is allowing us every chance to repetitively see our need for Him and to reaffirm the foundations of trust He continues to foster and cultivate. In the very end, after all of our attempts have failed and we let God step in and take over the reins, it is then and only then, that we do not rob Him of divine glory and power openly proclaiming it was not of our accord but through His grace and His provisions.
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