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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Weary (05/03/12)

TITLE: W.E.A.R.Y.
By Jody Day
05/09/12


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“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows like Jesus.” That’s me, singing tongue in cheek. I tend to have a Pollyanna outlook most of the time. I don’t like to hear complaining. Yada, yada, yada, get over it. Not very compassionate I know.

Not really. I am more of a positive person and try to be encouraging. But weary? Putting some honest thought to it, I guess am weary of one thing.

Me.

I am pretty sick of the areas in my life where I continually fail. I keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. Dumb.

I really like acronyms, anything that I can use for a handle. Here's a new one:

Worn out
Excuses
Are
Ruining my
Year.

I have goals, plans, and dreams for 2012. Success is coming along in the things I always have success in, and failure is mocking me in all the same areas in which I usually fail. Ugh. Yes, I guess I am weary.

I marvel that I am perfectly willing to be uncomfortable in order to grow in some areas, and in others I am not only unwilling, but down right wimpy.

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Psalm 68:9 (NIV) You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.

Yes, I do give up too easily in some areas. I need the Father's abundant showers of refreshing forgiveness and grace, purpose, direction and motivation. I know that I don't go to Him often enough with these things. I know that Jesus is the answer, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, and not in my own strength I will soar. Isaiah 40:3 (NIV) " But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

So instead of Worn out Excuses Ruining My Year, it can be

Wondrous
Energized
Achievement through
Radical
Yielding...

every moment, hour, and day being filled with the grace and mercies of Christ. Now that adds up to some kind of a wonderful year.


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CD Swanson 05/11/12
This was so good from start to finish. I loved the smart lines and words that delivered the powerful message.

Loved it. Thanks.

God bless~
Joe Moreland05/12/12
Stop spying on me! :)

Great job of shining a light on those of us who refuse to put effort into improving those areas that always seem to make us stumble. And you are so right, all we need do is lean on Him and face those failings in our life. Think how different things would be if we turned those parts around! Great job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/17/12
This is packed full of emotions laid out beautifully on the page. I wanted to reach through the screen and hug the MC but near the end I see that Jesus did just that.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/17/12
Congratulations for placing 9th in level 4 and 14 overall!
Michael Throne05/18/12
I like the voice of this piece and I can relate to the story too well. We all have our areas of weakness, but God is very patient. We need to trust in Him and keep trying. Well written.