Have you ever blown bubbles so long that you got dizzy and your lips started hurting? This was the case last month as I was babysitting. But it was worth it as I saw the little 3 year old learn how to blow a BIG one. At first he couldn’t make it work. He blew harder which of course, doesn’t help get a big one. He tried harder and blew harder until he was quite discouraged. It was only when he relaxed and listened to my instruction to blow softly and gently that he succeeded. You should have seen his excitement over the big bubble as he watched it float through the air.
It struck me how similar this is to us in our Christian walk. We want to do the right thing, find our calling and fulfil it but sometimes we feel no matter how hard we try it doesn’t seem to be working out! In our own strength, we can not succeed in these things. Like blowing bubbles, trying harder is not the solution. It is when we rest in the Lord and trust that He can do BIG things through us. “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24