Reflecting over the past week and going through a mix of emotions and fears. If you are someone who runs a business, a household, or a ministry you understand how easy it is to get frustrated when things don't go as planned.
Well, that was me this past week! I felt a nudge in my spirit to take a break, but instead of saying yes... I began to state why I couldn't that long to-do list on my desk was one reason, my new job was another reason, but the real reason was failing. The thought that if I took a break, stepped away from the laundry, stopped planning, and stopped creating I would fail. I would be setback.
It took this moment to realize how much I needed the break. This revealed that I was so used to being strong within myself. I could get it all done I would tell myself and get to work at it... never stopping to acknowledge God. Never stopping to ask for Help from Him.
Finally, stepping past the fear I said yes to a break. Logging out of social media and deciding to sit back at His Feet! This didn't feel very comfortable at first, I would still desire to check my email or check my notifications, but before I knew it the one thing I was avoiding was exactly what I needed.
That overwhelmed, burned out, short-tempered, introvert became an overflowing, joy brimming, peace finding extrovert. In 2 days I laughed and smiled more than I had in a while. In 2 days I prayed more intimate prayers. In 2 days God showed me what I had been missing.
The best decision you could you make for yourself, your family, or your job is to get back to the feet of Jesus! The nutrients we are lacking is connected to Him.
May we all take time this week to get back at His Feet and find what we are missing!
"Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,"
2 Cor. 3:5