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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Selfishness (02/14/05)

TITLE: You Can Lead, Lord!
By Pam Kumpe
02/20/05


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Dear Lord, I am tired of trying to run the world!

I can’t fix my family. I can’t fix my friends. My coworkers just don’t get it.

The last piece of advice I offered to my brother, he reacted with anger. He pointed a finger at me saying I was judgmental.

My sister is confident in her lifestyle and my mom turns a deaf ear.

My friends, when they mess up, I offer suggestions on staying the course with God only for them to toss my scriptures back at me. I am just trying to help them.

Even the few Christian friends inside my circle, seem silent on the subject of sharing Christ and I must do all the work.

And at my job, there are so many types of people with biblical views of varying proportions; that by days end my resources are depleted from all of the debates.

So, Lord that’s it, I am here at the altar, on my knees. I am worn out. I am exhausted. I am frustrated.

My joy is gone and my head is throbbing and at times, I feel alone. This burden is too heavy. I just cannot keep up the pace and I no longer want to lead.

So God, these tears are for you. I give you my pain because I know there’s a more fulfilling life, one living in you and for you, but it appears beyond my grasp.

Dear God, I just cannot carry the load anymore. I am done. I am finished. This is the last time I bring it to you. I will not pick it up, again.

Please take this heaviness from me. I need help. I need you. In Jesus name, amen.

At that very moment as she prayed, the Lord spoke to Dolly’s heart and he said, “Really. You are relinquishing the reigns and you no longer must lead, or be in charge? Really?”

She whispered back, "Yes, Lord. Yes, Lord."

Rubbing her face, she wiped the moisture from her cheeks, and heard the Lord add, “Now, I can do a work in YOU, because there is finally room for ME, now - there is room for ME.”


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donna robinson02/22/05
I love the last lines, they were just so powerful and so very very true. This was such an excellent read for the heavy burdens we carry that we should have let go a long time ago...
Phyllis Inniss 02/23/05
"Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you." The Lord answered you when you took your burden to Him. Good article.
Cheri Hardaway 03/03/05
Pam,

I like this piece! It captures the battle we all face, wanting to play God! I love the ending the best! When we get out of His way, He can finally do something for us! God bless, Cheri