Single in the City 5: Weak in My Knees

I get so weak in the knees I can hardly speak.
I lose all control and something takes over me.
In a daze, your love’s so amazing, it’s not a phase.
I want you to stay with me, by my side.
I swallow my pride, your love is so sweet.
It knocks me right off of my feet.
I can’t explain why your loving makes me weak.

(Lyrics from SWV’s “Weak”)

Since last month’s entry I have been speaking to several single Christian women, both family and friends.  I realized that although situations were different there was one common factor…problems with MEN!  From there I was intrigued to dig a little deeper and find out the real source of this epidemic.  It became apparent that each of us has had one or more members of the opposite sex that we had fallen weak for.

When speaking of weaknesses the mind will usually wander to that addiction to the morning cup of coffee or late night chocolate cravings but contrary to popular belief, weaknesses can come in human form!  With that said, when I refer to weakness I’m talking about that one guy that you LOVED unconditionally, no matter what.  Some of us have been with a person that was physically, verbally, and/or emotionally abusive and could not figure out exactly what the attraction was. 

Well ladies, my research has concluded that we have lost sight as to where our strength really comes from. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) Many of us are guilty of holding on to toxic relationships without the courage to leave.  The reason is that we have put that individual before God.  If we all just took a moment to look over that relationship’s timeline, I am certain that there is a second in history that we put him over HIM.  So not only did we choose to love him more than HIM, but more than ourselves as well.  However, the Bible reassures us that the grace Jesus gives us is more than enough to overcome any situation that arises!  We must realize that whatever empty voids that we are trying to fill by staying in such harmful circumstances, God is ready to give us the strength to endure and triumph.  Therefore, weakness is not an option for a child of God like you!

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for highlighting my weaknesses especially when they cause me to lose sight of the love You have for me.  I pray that You continue to help me fill the empty holes with Your grace so that I may find the inner strength that You birthed inside me.  Lord, remind me daily that weakness is not an option for a kingdom builder!  I have great work to do for You and I must not let anyone cause me to lose focus of that.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I ask that you EMPOWER yourself to let that weakness go!  Anyone or anything that is causing you to put God second is not worth LOVING!! Love on God more!  Be Blessed! :-)    

 To read the whole Single in the City Series, click here. 

Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management.  She resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn” Isaiah 54:17

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4 thoughts on “Single in the City 5: Weak in My Knees

  1. Love on God more….YES, YES, YES!!!!! I’ve been in that situation before, years ago, where I put some dude in front of HIM, made that dude SO important in my life and of course that’s the dude that did me THE most wrong!! When I look at that statement in black and white it shames me, but that was the old Dee, not the new woman God has called me to be. I thank HIM for giving me the wisdom to see what things are “dead” and most importantly I thank HIM for giving us the chance to learn from our mistakes. HIS power and grace made perfect in my weakness. Latasha, I loved your post!!! God bless you always Sis!!!!

  2. Tasha excellent post. Lately I’d been thinking about how I put this guy on a pedal stool. I am embarassed to say that I thought this man was a God. Turned out he was a handsome devil. God became jealous so he punished me a lil but in the end he removed that person out of my life and I havent looked back. Thanks sweetie….Oh I started singing that SWV song like I heard it playing as I was reading lol

  3. Thanks for this post Tasha. I to thought about when I have been weak in the knees for a guy and I put hime before God and everything else. Sadly to say ofcourse he wasn’t putting me before anything so I am so glad that the new and improved me would never put a man or anything before God! This was a great post!

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