I’m letting myself off the hook

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.

Scripture reference:

… for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Philippians 2:13

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Proverbs 17:28

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
Romans 14:12

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