Primitive Imprints and 2 Cor 12:9

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2 Corinthians 12:99But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

I have been trying to figure out why I don’t have complete trust in God.  Oh I do for awhile but I take my will back over and over again.

Reflecting on my life I realize my exhausted Mom never could be trusted to come through for me when I needed her and my Dad became ill when i was 6 years old.  I always experienced life as if I was toiling alone and had no one to rely on.

But I had some wonderful friends when I got older that I could rely on to be there for me when trouble loomed.  Why, I wondered, those terrific friends could not have turned around that feeling of me against the world?

I believe the primitive imprints our parents have on us can be lasting if we choose to let them. I also believe that we need to replace those almost indelible stamps on or psyche with a new and more powerful ally, God.  But, we have to take the first tiny step to trust that He will be there for us… through thick and thin.  And each time we fail to surrender our will to Him we must force ourselves ever and ever, as long as it takes to replace the parent image with that of a kind and all powerful and loving Father who wants to take care of us.

Dear Abba,

I realized today I have not used determination to surrender my will to You. Help me to give You a chance to show me your infinite love.  Over and over I will surrender today. 

 

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~ by Andrea T on July 16, 2018.

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