Trying to take on the responsibilities of someone else is exhausting because taking on my own responsibilities is difficult enough. Why would I avoid my own ‘stuff’, and do someone else’s? In reality, it makes no sense.
For all the times I thought I knew how to fix someone else, I could have chosen to just sit still and allow God to do the work. Often I have tried to be God, myself… thinking that my way is the only way. How wrong I have been! The more I try to fix, the more I begin to hurt and stew over how I am failing. I begin to feel as though it is my fault the other person is ‘messing up.’
Today I am letting myself off the hook. God’s got this! I think I will let Him take care of it.
Thank you Heavenly Father, for being the one in control. It feels so much better not worrying about how to fix someone else. I realize I am not qualified to do your job. Thank you for working in others just as you are working in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
… for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.