"Take A Knee"

 

After feeling like my life was on eggshells last week, yesterday I declared that this week would be a week of boldness. 

 

This morning the kids and I were on track on being on time for school. Braxton had his toaster strudel in his left hand and his Dino in his right. London didn't complain about her outfit this morning and the "talking back" was at its all time low. Today was great. I got the kids into the car, plugged my phone into the car charger and quietly I whispered to myself, "I'm going to make you proud today God." Went to turn the key in the ignition and my car wouldn't start. Turned it again, no go. The last thing that our family needs are car problems. 

 

Last week my husband and I watched a movie called "After Earth" staring Will Smith and his son. Every time Will's son felt overwhelmed and extremely burden his father would instruct him to "take a knee". Meaning to regroup. Assess the issue. Not to panic. Take a look at your surroundings. When I felt myself getting overwhelmed I heard my Heavenly Father say, "take a knee". Maybe you're in the same predicament. Bills are piling up. Seems like nothing is going your way. The stresses of life are becoming too unbearable. When you take a knee that doesn't mean that you're giving up, or that you quit. To God, it simply means that you're ready to listen and that God is going to reveal some things to you. So today, I encourage you working Moms, stay at home Moms to "take a knee". All of the men, husbands, boyfriends who are earnestly providing for their family, "take a knee". Entrepreneurs, "take a knee". Pastors, church leaders, greeters, and all servants of God, "take a knee". Working college students, "take a knee". 

 

When I took a knee God showed me that London's school was about 2.5 miles away, I had two working legs, a stroller, blue skies, and two children who love taking adventures. Needless to say, our morning got even better because we took a knee. 

 

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Exodus 14:14 NIV