Savor Prompt #1

{How often are you using the word should? Even if your thoughts? Where are you in the continuum between living and drowning? Be honest with yourself about that, and then with God, and with the people you love and trust.}

Should can be a debilitating word. The list of shoulds can take away from the list of CANs. I use the word should to shame and scold myself: I should be a better mom, I should be a better wife, I should be reading right now, I should be making baked goods and homemade crafts with my kids. The list goes on and on. I am drowning in shoulds instead of living in the world of what I can be doing. Taking little steps of what I can do vs. the endless list of shoulds can change my perspective of what God has planned for me into something tangible not out of reach. God wants me to thrive in His kingdom and right now I’m in the process of getting there but before things can thrive they need to grow. What I can do right now is hand over those dark parts of my life, those should zones, to God. He is the creator, the Great I AM. I want to replace my shoulds with not only cans but I am. I am a child of God. I am given the gift of grace. I am enough. The bible list several I am verses but I want to leave you with this one:

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. – John 6:35

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