As I was baking with my daughter yesterday, I was reminded about how far she still has to learn and grow. Just mixing the batter with the electric mixer was a task that took her complete concentration. She even had to hold it with both hands whilst I stood tensely by her side hoping that she would not alter her angle and send the mixture all over my kitchen walls.
It would have been so much easier for her to ask me to help her. For me to place one of my hands on the side of the mixer and steady it for her. Yet she was determined to do it in her own strength.
As we spoke about this very topic in Bible Study last night, I found myself very convicted on certain areas in my own life. I had a vision of God standing right there next to me, wanting to help me and place His steadying hand on the work I was doing, and me stubbornly insisting I could do it on my own.
Psalm 27 vs 1
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
When God is the strength of my life there is no reason for me to take up any challenge on my own. To do something in my own strength will not yield the desired income and could very possibly send batter flying all over the walls.
May that image of a steadying hand being placed on the mixer remind me throughout my day to call on God for his help so that I will not try and do it all on my own.