Psalm 119 : 133 Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word; Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You].
In college I had a lot to learn about standing on my own. I found out that I was weaker than I thought. I got easily overwhelmed by difficult circumstances. Anything from honestly confronting someone, having people not like me, difficulty with my classes, being gullible and naïve, learning to say, "No", and dealing with my sin and temptations. A dear friend I worked with in food service, who had no problem saying it like it is, would tell me often, "Get a backbone Kim!" At first I resented the statement but began to see that he was right. I was allowing my weaknesses and immaturity to be my downfall. Instead, Paul was goading me to be strong and stand! Today I find myself in a different season of my life where there are many things weighing on my heart and I am feeling overwhelmed. I hear God telling me again to, "Get a backbone Kim and stand for Jesus! Don't let sorrow, trouble or wickedness have power over you! Instead, be grounded in my Word, and committed to me. "