I don’t know where these words came from, but I’m pretty sure it was not the bible and I wish they would go away

I will start by saying, please correct me if I am wrong. If you know where these two “words of wisdom” came from, please let me know……

I was driving on the expressway the other day, got off my exit and came to a stop at the bottom of the ramp. This person in front of me had some window cling thing that said, “God only gives us what we can handle.” It instantly reminded me of the other stupid words I hear all the time, “God helps those who help themselves!”

Does it really say these things in the bible? Who originated these sayings? I don’t believe that God expects me to “handle” anything! Isn’t that the problem everywhere we look, the country, the schools, our marriages, etc. Every where you look, we’re all going around trying to handle it. I think God wants us to come to him with everything, that is he is NOT asking us to handle or carry any burden. We may come to him and just cry while he knows the words of each tear drop, or we can yell, or be mad, or whatever……but I know we need not handle it alone. It’s kind of the whole point of HIM. Well that, and so we’re saved.

And who is “giving” us this “stuff” anyway? Is it HIM? People loosing jobs, cancer, hurricanes wiping out entire city’s, abuse, etc. What is he just up there passing this shit out and saying, don’t worry I don’t give you any more shitty ass crap than you can handle. Suck it up cupcake….you can handle this! Okay see ya later!

He never promised we would not have trials (or shitty ass crap as I called it above) he just promised we would not go through it alone. So, I know he does not want us to handle hit .He wants us to trust him and come to him with even the smallest of shitty ass crap we cannot handle. This is what I think. Wow a stupid window cling got me so fired up! LOL.

Melissa

It’s too early for me to name this…….

When I was a kid, I had a pink bedroom (of course) and it faced the east. I loved those fifteen minutes before the sun came blazing into my room but it had cracked over the horizon to say, Good morning…..I’m about to wake you up. It was gentle and beautiful. I loved it.

My little boy loves the sun too. Each morning he sits up from bed, usually ours, and says, “The sun wakes up, mommy! It’s wake up time.” Then he toddles over to the window to lift the shade even though he cannot and we’ve told him a million times to let mommy and daddy do it. That kid never wakes up grumpy, he is always happy to wake up and always ready to get going on his day.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure excited each day I get to wake up too…..it’s just that, well, I’m a little slower to the start line. I need coffee and I need quiet for just a little while, before I can start talking to the world. I wish sometimes I was a little more like him……wake up happy, stay happy all day unless someone spills my goldfish, or my mommy has to go somewhere I cannot.

He’s such a great kid, and he’s really good at it. I hope he has a great childhood. I try, every single day with him to be gentle and loving, and teach him new things and always remind myself that I never know when we might just be making a memory that he is going to remember for the rest of his life.