Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Am My Biggest Cheerleader...

The other day I had a revealing moment and I've been pondering over it ever since.  See, I was on my way home and I was trying to encourage myself to go on the walk I had planned to go on.  I was questioning myself about why I keep failing to follow through on things that I know I need to do.  Then it hit me...I'm my biggest cheerleader, but there's a bigger cheerleader out there who is really the One who needs to be front and center.

God is my biggest cheerleader and I was stealing His thunder.  I've been trying to encourage myself and not allowing His encouragement to seep in.  Don't get me wrong, I think we all should cheer ourselves on and have self-talk times, but I need to go to Him first for encouragement.

He was Joshua's biggest cheerleader:

"I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous..." Joshua 5b-6a
God was rooting Joshua on...into battle.  He will do the same for us, but we have to allow Him to do that.

So many times in His Word He tells to "fear not."  That's because He's got it under control and we need to rely on that much more often than we/I do.  By being the main cheerleader in my life I was stepping in the way of what He has planned.  I was trying to use my own strength, which does not in any way compare to His strength.

So, I'm putting down my pom poms, picking up my Bible and absorbing His cheers!


Carrie said...

Perfectly said Kelli! I am so guilty of this! I sure needed this reminder! Hope you have a great day!

The Starr Family said...

I have to remind myself always... He lifts the teaspoons of sugar and the mountains of pain. What an awesome God!

You're not so bad yourself :)

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Kelli, what a great post! I love this and will keep a mental image of God with his pom poms encouraging me -- cheering me on -- and not requiring that I find my own motivation. Thanks for sharing this with us!