What To Do When You Feel Weak

We all have days when we feel like we’re just not enough.

You know… strong enough, smart enough, creative enough, motivated enough, or whatever your “enough” is!

Every woman has felt that way. And, when we do, we can start believing the lie that says how we feel is who we are.

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Right? Surely, I am not the only one?!

Oh girl, I know I’m not the only one.

I’ve met many women who struggle with this challenge to their identity.

But, I absolutely did not expect to see this struggle in a man — a strong, manly, powerful man! But, I did.

David.  You know, the shepherd boy turned king?

We all have days when we feel like we’re just not enough.
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Check out what he said after his friend Abner was killed: “I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. …” 2 Samuel 3:39 NASB

Did you catch that first phrase… “I am weak today, though anointed king”?

Let me give you the quick back story.  David was torn up and freaked out! David’s General, Abner, had been killed. David admitted he was weak — meaning he was not strong or well-rooted in his leadership over Judah.

You are an anointed woman of God, but even the anointed feel weak sometimes.
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He also explained that “these men” that were too difficult for him were just too powerful. They had too much influence over the people and that meant David was a little freaked out about punishing them because the result could be catastrophic. So, in a nut shell, that’s what David meant, but I want to see what his words can mean for us… women who feel weak sometimes.

David identified his struggle… He was weak.  But, he also stated his identity. He was the anointed king.

Even the anointed feel weak, sister, and you are an anointed woman of God!

You don’t have to be like David — set apart by a prophet of God and governing a nation — to be anointed! You don’t have to have the Old Testament memorized, wear a crown, carry a staff, preach from a pulpit, or sing gospel music to be anointed!

To be anointed means you are chosen by divine appointment!

All Christians are anointed… Chosen for a specific purpose in furthering God’s Kingdom. (1 John 2:20)

When we feel weak, we should admit how we feel and acknowledge whose we are.
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Anointed… that is who you are. And, even the anointed woman can feel weak just like the anointed King David felt weak.

Sometimes, we feel weak because we’ve been under stress. Sometimes, it’s because we’re overworked. Sometimes, the weight of life starts to crush us and we just want a way out!

So, what is a woman to do when she feels down and out?

David’s words offer a good road map to follow…

We admit how we feel and acknowledge who we are.

We admit it. We say, “I am weak and this is too much!” David was honest about his struggle. But, we also acknowledge who we are. David said he was the anointed king. And, just because he was weak didn’t mean he was unworthy of his title. Just because things were too much for him at the moment, didn’t mean he or his God weren’t enough.

We don’t identify ourselves by our feelings, we identify ourselves by who God says we are!
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Who David was and how he felt were not the same thing.

Who you are and how you feel are not the same thing either.

Anointed women can feel weak! Anointed women can feel like some situations, some people, are just down-right too much for them.

But, who we are as anointed women and what we struggle with as anointed women are not the same thing! We don’t identify ourselves by our struggles or our feelings, we identify ourselves by who God says we are!

Just because you are discouraged doesn’t mean you are disqualified!

Your identity as an anointed woman of God doesn’t change just because you struggle with stress or weakness.
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Sometimes, we don’t admit our weakness because we think that if we’re called or anointed we shouldn’t get tired. You know, if I am really called or anointed, I wouldn’t feel like things were just “too much for me.” Being anointed is not a safeguard from feeling stressed out, experiencing burn out, or feeling down and out!

Your identity as a called and anointed woman doesn’t change just because you struggle with stress or weakness.

I love that David admits, “I am weak today, though anointed king.” He didn’t say, “I am weak today so clearly I am not anointed King!”

You are an anointed daughter of the Most High!
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He acknowledged where he was — stressed out and freaked out — but he also acknowledged who he was — anointed king!

Sister, acknowledge where you are. Maybe, you are weak or feel like something in your life is just “too much” for you. But, trust in who you are — anointed and chosen. And, even more than that, acknowledge “whose” you are!

You are an anointed daughter of The Most High!

So, fill in your blank: Today, I feel _________ even though I am an anointed woman of God. How you feel is not who you are, sister!

Celebrate that truth today!

In the comments, write your honest confession as a statement of truth and triumph:

Today, I feel ______________ even though I am an anointed woman of God.