So you're headed to your in-laws tomorrow. Anxiety is already building, causing spats with your spouse and conflicts with your kids. You're already dreading the prying questions your Aunt will ask, the tension and comparisons with your siblings, the unresolved issues with your dad. Or things even worse.
Thanksgiving? Ha! It will be more like "Terrible Taunting Turkey Day". A day you can't wait to be over...and then, there will be Christmas to think about and all those issues to be revisited again!
But get this!
God's word tells us in Ephesians 3:20
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! (The Message)
through his mighty power at work within us (New Living Testament)
Is it possible in pressing circumstances that we could be setting limits on the power of God working in our behalf ? Might this scripture indicate that He will do just as much for us as we will allow him to do in us?
So why dread the day?
Instead, allow His Spirit to have free reign in your heart, and go to your extended family gathering with a great expectation! Watch for His Divine encounter. According to His power within us, He can do more than we can even think or guess or imagine!!
Now, that's a great and freeing thought!!