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His Grace is MORE Than Sufficient… Enough for Me

The other day I had many opportunities where I wanted and could have been selfish with my time. It seemed that everyone one of my clients had an urgent issue on what was supposed to be my day off. I had to check my attitude a few times and put my grown self on a timeout, literally and figuratively. Yes, I am woman enough to say… I walked into my bedroom, shut the door and then the walk-in closet and screamed “Help me Jesus!”

Don’t get me wrong, I love assisting others. It’s one of the areas I have been graced in. However, I am learning how to find balance in it so I don’t feel like I am being taken advantage of or have overextended myself. Trust me; having healthy boundaries is a good thing.

I thank the Holy Spirit for giving me the wisdom in my communications with some of my clients/dear hearts. And for my sister for talking me off the ledge and onto the right path when I was close to cutting a few of those hearts off.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

© 2014, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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