“Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
‘Cause I can’t do this on my own
I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
And save me from this road I’m on
Jesus, take the wheel”
I know my last few blog posts probably might make you think that I am not handling life as a mom well. And some days that certainly feels the case. When my daughter was 5 months old, after much prayer, I decided to expand my personal training business by buying a training studio. I am loving it and am living my dream, but some days, it’s a lot.
And then you throw in a teething, needy 1-year-old into the mix, and my mental and physical exhaustion is more than I feel that I can handle.
Hence what happened this week.
Everything was going wrong, and I felt like so many things were slipping through the cracks, which is not like me at all. I was reaching my breaking point.
And then, as I was driving, this song came to mind. I listened to it over and over, really taking the words to heart. I know better. I know that we have a direct connection to God to ask Him to help us with anything, and He does it. So why didn’t I ask Him to ease my burdens?
Clearly, I can’t shoulder all this responsibility on my own. I need to let go and let God help take care of things.
And I did. I asked Him for help.
Is He going to run my payroll for me? Nope. Is He going to handle my marketing efforts for me? Nope. Is he going to make my contractors actually show up? Well, maybe. Is He going to clean my house, cook dinner, do the laundry? Nope.
But He can send people to my studio to sign up for my services so that I don’t have to worry about payroll and making rent. (And He did — the VERY next day, two people called to meet with me!) He can give me the energy to do all the housework needed. He can send someone my way to offer help to watch my daughter or take something off my plate.
Even though He didn’t take any of the responsibilities away from me, as soon as I actually asked Him to help keep me from going over the edge, He did it. He made me feel better, lightening the burden.
So, never forget that we always have Someone who is just waiting for us to ask Him to take the wheel, whether it’s actually driving our car for us or driving our lives — because we can’t do it on our own!
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