Military Corner with Singing In The Rain: {Military Spouse Strong or God Strong?}

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Several Sundays ago my pastor spoke on Humility. Sometimes I can get a little prideful about the topic Humility. I think that there is no way I could be prideful because I don’t think of myself more highly than others and I don’t consider myself to be the best – that’s pride right? Well, my pastor brought up another aspect of pride that really made me think and it went a little bit like this…

Be Strong in the Lord

When we try to do things in our own strength and try to get through the hard times, but don’t even stop to ask God for help, that is a form of pride. We think that we can do it better than God and of course we can’t! But by not asking him for help and by trying to do things in our own strength we are in our own way saying that our strength is better than God’s. We are saying we can get it done better, and that we don’t need Him to help us. And that’s pride.

I started thinking about deployment and the many times I did pray and ask for God’s strength and help, but there were many times I did not. I got caught up in “being a strong military spouse,” being strong for my husband, or just being a strong person. And I think that is one thing that can be wrong with telling another military spouse to “stay strong.” The focus is on ourselves and not on God.

Now is there really anything wrong with telling someone to “stay strong?” Of course not, but it does make one think doesn’t it? We can’t stay strong on our own. We don’t have that kind of strength in us. It takes God in His power and might to help get us through those days that can be like no other. Those hard deployment days where we feel alone, and want to give up.

Here are some points about Humility that my pastor brought up that I wanted to share with you:

If I am Humble I will…

  1. Look to Jesus IN everything I do.
  2. Look to Jesus FOR everything I need.
  3. Look to Jesus WITH everything I have.
  4. Look to Jesus THROUGH everything I go through.

Remember:

  1. Jesus never fails.
  2. So stop doing it in your own strength.

“….Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” -Ephesians 6:10

I used to wonder what it really meant to be strong. What did people mean when they said, “Stay strong” or “You are such a strong person”? I never understood it, because I can’t be strong in and of myself. Only through Christ can I be strong.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.” -Philippians 4:13.

Today, don’t try to do it yourself. Don’t try to be “strong” go to God instead. He never fails and He will be your strength.


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About Kathryn

Kathryn is a 25 year old Christian military wife and stay-at-home mom to her 2 year old little boy. When she is not chasing her son around she is an avid blogger. She blogs over at Singing Through the Rain about military life, God, marriage, motherhood, and more! She loves to read, cook new recipes, and hang out with friends and have lots of girl talk! You can follow Kathryn through her Blog, Facebook & twitter. Kathryn will be posting in our {Military Corner} once to twice a month helping us through our walks with the Lord in the military.


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