Conquering My Soul
Swirling winds toss my hair like a rag doll Helpless… the thought is gone and I find myself not caring at all.
Without plausible reason and in weakness
What matters most in these moments are thoughts most say don’t matter.
You? Myself? What, exactly… the world? The thoughts that should matter are now, thankfully, buried deep within my soul…
~ Sean Gutteridge
I am found to be lacking nothing when I am found in Christ. There is no problem I cannot solve, no mountain I cannot climb, no pain that I can’t endure when I am to be found in Him. The reality that nothing really is impossible gives momentary pause to my worry and fear and for a moment… I AM fearless. I am unshakable. I am unmovable. And as my soul lets go to His power, embracing it’s own fallible weaknesses my soul becomes unconquerable because… it has already been conquered and claimed by Christ.
There is an unusual peace that settles, a different peace which I normally don’t search for simply because it is so foreign to me… a peace found in no longer caring about wisdom and words and abilities I already know are well beyond me. I just stand at the ready prepared for the moment God commands me to… do whatever He says to do… Armed only with what I know, this is enough: I know what Christ has done for me – for you, too – I know how to speak His Truth from my heart and I have confidence that He will give me His Words at the exact moment I need them. And… I know that in every way, I can enjoy His Grace in every single circumstance. Yes… in this setting and moment, I feel fearless in Him.
Peace, Sean Gutteridge
1 Corinthians 2:2-5
2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,
4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.