Nate and I have noticed that when the tired we feel isn’t from working late or tending to children, it’s often from this: subconscious weakness-avoidance. Each of us has our own brand of weakness we despise. Each of us works unconsciously hard to avoid our brand of weakness … to avoid feeling the exposure of that weakness.
It takes work to keep on being strong.
There is history, story, the ache of feeling distant from God while working tirelessly for security and strength.
Throughout scripture we see men and women who found God at their lowest, weakest, basest moments. It seems that a missing piece of 21st century Christian discipleship might be bridging the gap between what God says about weakness and limitations — how He moves in humans — and the hustling, strength-finding, Christian-world.
Can you relate? How do you see this in your life?