I CAN

Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 11.59.44 AMI am about ready to head up Pick Pocket Molly’s 4th sale.

For any of you who do not know what Pick Pocket Molly is, please read at http://pickpocketmolly.com. I have not penned much the last few weeks as I pen in relaxed thought more then stressed. I will start contributing more in the next 3 weeks. 😉

Alice Behnke - Before You Read...I often ask myself, why am I doing this?

It creates a lot of stress and uncomfortable moments and its not like I don’t already have enough to do as a wife and a mother. I do this because I believe God gave me the idea for it and the name. People ask me all the time, ” where did you come up with the name?” Truth is, It came to me on a silver platter. I did not think about it, it came into my head briefly and I wrote it down.

Could that be a God thing? This event has much potential, if the Lord chooses to bless it.

I believe supporting a organization he agrees with will help the chances that He will look upon PPM with favor. This event isn’t completely about my own pocket book.

Sometimes He asks me to do things that are uncomfortable and stressful. He wants to teach me to rely on Him to do the things I feel I can’t.

The truth is, if God asks me to do something, He will give me the strength to do it. Its not about what I want, or feel. His power is made perfect in my weakness. Thats what He tells us.

I am not the person for this job. I hate selling. I don’t like talking to people I don’t know. I don’t like crowds. I don’t work well under stress, and I don’t like losing control. I don’t like being in a position of high responsibility, and I am not a visionary. I am not a friend of chaos and rushed moments, and I often can’t see past where I am.

One wonders why I am being called to this. God asked a lot of people and still asks a lot of people to do things they didn’t think feasible of themselves. What I have to get over, and this goes for so many area’s of my life, is that my life isn’t mine. And once I realize that I don’t own when my earth journey is over, and that I am not really in control, and that I really only have the power over the choices I make, that I can choose to say yes or I can choose to say no, thats when the stress of holding myself together will dissipate. My way of thinking that “I Alice” must do it all myself, is holding me back. And I won’t know how its holding me back, till I let go.

This week is nuts and next week will be nuttier. Tying up all the little details and making checklists, last minute advertising, making sure things will happen when they need to happen, its all stuff that causes me to lose sleep. Its really hard to rest easy when so much and many things rely on my actions to run smoothly. Its my body vessel that is being commanded to move and say and do.

I am on a journey to learn more about prayer and its involvement with the unseen part of our lives. I have asked people to pray for me. Because The Lord will listen to those who’s hearts are open to Him. I can’t make people follow thru with what they said they would do, but I can have faith that they will.

Everyday, I say at some point, “Lord, I cannot do this!” And many times I hear Him say, ” No little girl, you can’t, but I can. Now pick yourself back up and wipe the tears away, be tough, and hold my hand, I will walk you thru this. I am always right here, you just have to open your eyes and acknowledge me, I can’t give my strength to you if you don’t allow me to exist. Have Faith and I will part the waters, be brave, hold the slingshot and I will slay the lion, Be still and listen and I will be your shield, and darlin’ hand over fear, you don’t want that.”

My God hauls away my trash. And He unplugs my clogged drains. I just have to call Him, He really is only a prayer away.

This verse, if you do not know it by heart, is a power pill daily.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

~Alice

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