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Sufficient Grace

    by Shelly Weiss

Girl's Best Friend
Date Posted: December 31, 2007

One thing I’ve missed by remaining single and childless is not being anyone’s priority. Holidays remind me of this reality. Thankfully (and mysteriously), I’ve been blessed with many friends who keep me from being lonely. Yet when holidays come, I decline invitations because I believe it should be a time of close family gatherings. As a result, I draw closer to Jesus, seeing Him as my ‘close family’.

Let me share how this has blessed me this year: By keeping Christ as my priority;

** My world doesn’t crash when some guy doesn’t call.

** I absolutely love my church despite not getting a position I wanted.

** I no longer write people off if they reject me in my time of need (i.e. depressive episode).

** My closest friends are those I socialize with maybe once per month while we each use our time to discover our purpose in life.

By trusting in God instead of man, I am able to get through the hard times of life as He never lets me down. I completely trust Him to fulfill all I need, which allows me to freely love others without expecting them to meet my needs. Jesus is the only one who can meet our every need. He’s the best friend a girl (or guy) could have!

Jeremiah 17:5,7-

Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord… But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

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Biography Information:
Shelly is a 30 something year old licensed therapist with cerebral palsy who is transitioning onto a whole new path in her life. As someone who was never limited by her disability, through recent declines in her health and abilities, God is humbling her despite her stubborn resistance. She is closer to Jesus than she ever has been as He carries her with His strength, protects her with His armor, and empowers her with His Spirit.She uses her writing and speaking gifts to fulfill her ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God through her life.
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