Overcoming Me

Overcoming Me

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Man!, I get in my own way a LOT. If I could just overcome me and live life enjoying each moment, no matter what came my way. If I could just quit stumbling over my own shoes and get out of God’s way, He could do much more in my life. Thing is… our God wants to bless us beyond what we can think or imagine, but when He doesn’t come in our timetable we want to help Him out. And, He doesn’t need our input to shower blessings on us or to answer our prayers.  

And, that’s my trouble, I have a hard time waiting for my prayers to be answered. I pull out the calculator, I write the pros and cons on a sheet of paper and I wreck my brain trying to come up with plan B! I say I’m praying and believing but meantime, on the inside, my heart is racing with worry and struggle. God needs my faith and not a lot of it to work in my life. He can work with little faith.   

I remember a few years ago, I suffered a lot with migraines. They were bad….and not just with the pain but they would leave me weak and the only thing I could do was shut everything down and lay in bed in a dark room. Well, I did a lot of research into a cure. I prayed for divine healing before that, but I wasn’t sure on the inside if God would heal my headaches. 

I’m just being transparent, sometimes we pray and say we believe but maybe we don’t really believe…..a thought for another post… Anyway, one night as I was getting into bed, I was thinking that I would keep searching online for a treatment. At that moment, I heard the voice of God in my spirit say, “Soooo, do you want me to heal the headaches or do you still want to research a cure?” It was just a regular voice, nothing fancy but check out the words….all I could say back was, “yes Lord I want you to heal me“.

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So, when I decided to trust Him for the healing, the headaches went away. I know that God has a million ways to heal, He has chosen to use medicines, surgeries, home remedies and sometimes just divine healing. The bottom line is whatever method He chooses, He just requires us to stand and not try to fix it all by ourselves without Him.

I did no more research and years later I haven’t had a single migraine. Now, I’m not saying that doctors aren’t needed or not to learn more about our health, I’m just saying that in this particular situation, God wanted all the glory for healing me.

So glad The Lord urged me of this to write this post so that you and I can go back and re-read this anytime we feel like “helping God out!

Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.

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