Do You Have a Super Power?

As we approach the leave date for our mission trip to Kenya, there are countless small details to nail down. On top of that, summer is the busiest season in the library where I work. Also, my agent is waiting for my polished proposal. I’m sure you too have countless tasks waiting for your attention. It seems we all lead busy lives.

The other night I tossed and turned as I mentally worked through my “To Do” list. Lord, Help me! I prayed.

On Thursday morning, I dressed in my super librarian t-shirt, added my boots and cape and couldn’t help but laugh at myself. As I considered how I’d started my day, I discovered the root of my problem, and it’s not that I have too many things to accomplish. My normal routine is to start the day in prayer and Bible study. But I’ve been skipping my “Daily Bread” and launching head-first into my writing work.


When will I ever learn? “I can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

I’m back to my normal routine of starting the day in His word, and the result is that I feel powerful. I feel like “I can do All things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me.

Put God first and fill yourself with His “Super Power” and you can accomplish His will. And that is all that’s  important. Not my will, but His will be done.


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Shelia Stovall is a Southern, small-town librarian, and has an understanding of what women like to read. She is a member of ACFW and is currently the Treasurer of the Middle Tennessee ACFW Chapter. Shelia is a member of the Ky. Public Library Association and the American Library Association. Her short story, The Barber’s Sanctuary, won the fiction division of Kentucky Monthly’s sixth annual Writer’s Showcase in the November 2013 issue. Shelia is a weekly columnist for the Citizen-Times, based in Scottsville, Ky. Shelia’s Southern, small-town roots have given her an understanding of community and women's friendships. Her writing deals with difficult contemporary issues, but there’s always a thread of hope amid the calamity. Shelia is passionate about African missions and has traveled to Africa annually for the past four years. Community service is also important to Shelia, and she has volunteered as a crew chief for five years at Camp Habitat, (a Christian youth service camp that partners with Habitat for Humanity).

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