I am sad to admit that I often strive to be "super woman" instead of allowing myself to be the the Abiding Woman that I know God wants me to be. My flesh and my need to please others pull me away from the path the Lord has set before me. I am tempted (and often fall) in so many ways every day. I am comforted to know that I am not alone in this struggle. The Apostle Paul was familiar with this too. He wrote about it in Romans:
For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. - Romans 7:15 NASB
We are blessed to have a forgiving and faithful God. He never gives up on us. He will continue to be by my side and guide me whenever I need His help. And I do. I need His help to be a better wife, mother and friend. I need His help to be patient when my kids drive me crazy. I need His help to love the people close to me when they are careless or hurtful. I need His help to keep moving forward when life seems overwhelming.
And He is there for you too.
Can I get an "amen"? ;-)