Devotional – Teaching The Teacher

Romans 2:21 You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Yesterday, as I sat to have my quiet time with the Lord, it was with a somewhat broken spirit. I felt totally under attack and a little defeated. I’m sure it’s because Saturday I’m speaking at a luncheon for my church. God has given me a message that I’m really excited about – and I know He is doing a mighty work within the women of  Evergreen. It’s amazing how, when you’re seeking the Lord and following His will, being used by Him – the enemy of our souls hones in on your weak spots and starts scheming to derail you. That’s where I was yesterday. I’d taken a direct hit to my soft underbelly and was dragging myself to God for medical assistance.

Boom. Romans 2:21. It was like God saying “Hello Tonya. You know that great message you’re so excited about and feel called to give? Yeah, it’s for you too.  Why don’t you go read it again and realize the truth of it in your own life.”. I’m not preaching against stealing…in case you were wondering. But some of the very ideas God gave me for the luncheon, were perfect for my current struggles. I don’t want to share too much, because I know many ladies who will be at the event on Saturday also read this blog. Suffice it to say, God is working. In my life, He continues to smooth out my rough edges – put a few more pieces of the puzzle in place to make me more like Him. It’s a process, one that I don’t really like sometimes, but that I know ultimately is for my good.

Thank you Lord for your commitment to me. Thanks for not giving up when I  (once again) need you to remind me of your love. I’m still here. Still working on it. And I’m glad You are too.

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