I’m No Superwoman

Faster than Florence Griffith Joyner.  More powerful than Ms. Olympia.  Able to leap a mound of laundry single bound.  Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Superwoman!


Twice on Sunday people made references to me being superwoman.


So for once and for all let me dispel that myth. I am no superwoman. More like:


Super mistake maker.


Super grace receiver.


Super Jesus girl.




Truth be told, I am vulnerable. I do get tired. I do lose my cool. I have my kryptonite.


But God…


Aaron Shust sums it up well for me singing,


“My Savior loves, my Savior lives, My Savior’s always there for me. My God He was, my God He is, my God He’s always gonna be”.


Without MY Jesus, I can do nothing, be nothing. Apart from the vine we are nothing.


“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5


That’s as super as it gets. I’m a super vine clinger.


There was a time I tried to be Superwoman. I really believed I could do all and be all to everyone who needed me. But that left me depleted. I Thank God for speaking His truth to my heart and freeing me to know that all I have to do if heed His voice and he’d lead me, love me and empower me.


I can only love through Christ who strengthens me. I can love give through Christ who strengthens me. I can only serve through Christ who strengthens me.


I don’t try to do all and be all. I stay in my lane and do exactly what he’s called me to do. It’s when we go picking up other things thinking we are superwomen that we can get into trouble. God makes all grace abound toward us to do that which he’s tasked to our hands.


Let me give you an example. God has given me the ability to do hair and to do so with a level of excellence that could earn me some good money. I’ve had offers. I’ve had a stylist suggest how I could make it work with my schedule and how much money I could earn. But God told me, “This gift is for HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY”. As a homemaker I had briefly entertained the thought of making some money for doing something I enjoy that isn’t grueling work. Yes, I could do a few heads on the weekend. Then came the gently shoulder tap, “FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.” Thus I quickly extinguished the idea because I want to operate in his perfect will not His permissive will. So I travel in my lane with the surety that I receive the needed grace for my calling.


So I cling to him. I cry out to him. I am open and honest with him. I lean in to him. I dance with him.


And he is faith to hold me, to wipe my tears, to listen to me, to strengthen me and to lead me in the way everlasting.


No super mommy


No super friend


No super minister


No super wife


Just one super Jesus girl fiercely clinging to the Father.


superwoman 2


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!


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8 replies
  1. Stacey Thureen
    Stacey Thureen says:

    Love the costume and most of all I love your smile! You’re beauty shines!

    I love how you wrote:
    I don’t try to do all and be all. I stay in my lane and do exactly what he’s called me to do.

    Amen, sister. Keep running your race well! 🙂

  2. Kelly Balarie
    Kelly Balarie says:

    Oh, how I love this. I just feel your passionate love for Christ shine through. “because I want to operate in his perfect will not His permissive will. ” Amen! Amen! Amen! All so well said! Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.

  3. Candace
    Candace says:

    Society really tries to teach us that we can do it all! “That’s as super as it gets. I’m a super vine clinger.” Yes, my friend! That’s the best kind of super. I absolutely love the pictures, Tyra :). I can so relate here, except I’m not as evolved as you yet. I still get caught up in trying to be superwoman and doing it all. There’s always a crash after a period where God is teaching me. Thanks for the encouragement, my friend.


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