|It’s the social interactions that get me.|
I always think THIS time will be different.
Without God’s intervention, though, it always turns out the same.
A year ago, my daughter’s first grade class needed chaperons for their field trip. With small children at home, it is one of the best ways I can be involved with my children at school.
Before I even entered the school, I lost control of my breathing. Hyperventilation. It doesn’t make sense. But it always happens.
To make matters worse, my big pregnant self tripped, belly flopped and rolled into a crowd of waiting mothers. That certainly did not help my racing heart and sweating palms.
By the time that I drove to our destination, I wanted to throw up. But I plastered a smile on my face and politely suffered through the trip for my daughter’s sake.
But there did come a time when it was different…
A few months ago, my son’s class went to the petting zoo. With an infant, I was running late so I had to ask around and find his class after they had already arrived. I got to spend time enjoying my son and meeting some of his classmates. We had a great time.
There is huge freedom in realizing that God’s power, strength, and love are residing in me. I am not only saved – God also lives in me. I am not bound by my insecurities, my selfish desires, my wavering heart because God crucified it. In my heart lives the God Almighty….all the power of the universe living inside me.
I do not have the power to change.
But God does.
He makes me different.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 NIV
How does God make you different?