Why we shouldn’t “try our hardest”

Effort. Hard work. Determination.

Principles we live by.

But do they apply to following Christ?

Do they apply in the quest for spiritual fruit in our own lives and the lives of our children?

Should we try? Can the harvest come any other way?

I hope you’ll make the quick click here to join me at The Better Mom, where I’m taking a look at trying vs. dying.


4 comments on “Why we shouldn’t “try our hardest”

  1. Jennifer, your writing is so powerful and I have been pricked in my heart by it. I have been wanting the comfort of my schedule & my own way instead of thanking God for the precious time with my nieces and nephews that he has given me as their caregiver and instead I’ve been angry, bitter and had way too many pity parties. Thank you for bringing it to the light! God bless you!

    • Thank you Denise for sharing that! Yes, isn’t it crazy how easy it is to get in that mode?! The caregiver role is just all about dying to self… so hard, yet such a perfect place to be trained. Praying for you, and thanks for your encouragement, Denise.

  2. “Do your best and let God do the rest” makes me smile 🙂
    But in all seriousness this “dying to self” truth is beautiful. Thank you for bringing it to our minds again.

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