Happy New Year from the EmpowerMoments Team! To allow our team time to enjoy our families during this holiday season, we will be on winter break until January 14, 2013. In the meantime, you will be able to catch up on some of our favorite EmpowerMoments’ series. This week we are featuring our favorite posts from the award-nominated Single in the City series. Have a blessed week!
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!
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 EMPOWER you 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! 🙂
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. She serves tirelessly with the Evangelism Team there. Latasha also works at Mt. Zion as a member of the Administrative Support Staff. 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