Shericka Cullin is currently working towards a degree in
Psychology. She is a wife, mother of three, working full-time and in school full-time. She loves encouraging others, speaking life into what some may consider lifeless.
You are not alone.
I am a wife, mom of three and I work full-time (about 45 - 50 hours per week). My work load has recently increased at my job as we lost someone on our team (and we were already short one). Last week I questioned my ability to be able to handle it all. Like REALLY this is NUTS... I am only one person - this is impossible - up late, getting up early, no sleep, reading 50 chapters a week (that's very exaggerated, though it feels accurate) balancing homework, and ALL else that's on my plate - Jesus I can't.
BUT thank God!! My weeping endured for a night (well a few nights!) and then my joy came. For a mere second (though it was longer than a second) I forgot who my Heavenly Father is. I am reminded of Moses in Exodus chapter 4 when God called him to return to Egypt (because it was time…. God’s timing) it says in verse 10:
“Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” Exodus 4:10
Moses had all these excuses as to why he wasn’t equipped to do what God had called him to do, such as I was feeling recently. But God reminded him in verse 11 and 12:
“Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
God’s timing is impeccable! And though I may have felt differently, I am reminded that I am to GO (not stop) because He is with me. God didn’t allow Moses to talk himself out of going to Egypt because he (Moses) didn’t feel secure, instead God provided him with the necessities to go. He will give me (and you!) the grace, the help, the strength (and the whatever else is needed) to get through it all. It’s not about our ability but rather His ability that works wonders through us (when we allow it). We’re being stretched.
Be encouraged my fellow classmates! GO… God is with you (us)!!