Monday, July 6, 2009

Break the Cycle of Defeat

Do you feel powerless to stop the cycle of defeat in your life? Many of us do. This morning I had an AHA! minute.

For more years than I like to remember I have been cycling in and out of defeat. I have hated myself too many times and felt justified doing so. I hated my choices almost as soon as I made them but was powerless to stop.

I thought I was supposed to do my part. After all, I couldn't stand still and let God do all the work! I wanted to get in the middle and stir things up. Girlfriend, this is one time we need to put our busy bodies to rest.

Thank the Lord I am on the road to breaking free from this defeatist cycle. Do you know how? I choose to believe what God tells me. He said I am forgiven. He said He has a purpose for my life (Psalm 138:8) and He is also our servant. (Mark 10: 43-45)

There are three things we need to practice. Faith, Trust and Obedience toward God. Try these three things today only. Don't wonder or worry if you can do it again tomorrow.

Until then, Lord Willin' and the creek don't rise,


  1. Hi Carma,

    Wise words - well written - must have been reading my mind today.

    Take care,

  2. Hi Judy,
    Thanks for commenting. I find letting go and trusting the most difficult things to do. When we get used to being independent and being on our own, it is too easy to forget we are not.

    Good to "see" you.