It’s been one of those weeks…
You know the kind I’m talking about.
The kind of weeks where I feel like I’m just trying to keep my head above water and not completely drown.
The kind of weeks where all I want to do is run away from all of my work because I”m so overwhelmed.
The kind of weeks where my heart is aching.
The kind of weeks where I have not made an intentional effort to settle my heart and my mind in the Lord.
Today was my tipping point…my to-do list is longer than I wish
All week long, I’ve rushed around trying so hard trying to accomplish so much, and today I had a breakdown. I ran into the arms of my Father sobbing and complaining about how much I had on my plate and about how I can’t get it all done. As I wept before the Lord, He spoke gently to me…
Sweet child, stop trying so hard to do so much. You are exhausting yourself and carrying a burden that I have not asked you to carry. Stop trying to do things for me and simply be with me. I ask that you press into me and seek my face. I will provide all the strength that you need. Let your pride and your desire for perfectionism go. Trust in Me!
To be completely honest, I haven’t spent time with the Lord like my soul needed this week, because I have been focusing on the urgent instead of the important. Trust me, there is a big difference between the two. Tonight, I sat down on my bed for a moment, and ended up napping. It was glorious! The room was quiet, so I grabbed my Bible and made myself a giant cup of tea (Earl Gray, my favorite) and had some time with my Beloved.
The Lord gave me His rest tonight. Yes, I still have my to-do list, I still have a 10 page paper, I still have an exam, I still have laundry needs doing, I still have emails that need answering, etc, but my attitude is different.
I am resting in Christ.
I am resting in who He is. I am resting in who I am in Him. I am resting in the fact that I don’t need to work to earn His acceptance or favor. I am resting in the fact that I am loved. I am resting in the fact that my God will fight for me. I am resting in the fact that I have everything I need for life and godliness. I am resting in the fact that the God will give me strength.
I am resting in Christ.
“I accomplish more when I rest wholly in the labor of Jesus than I do when I frantically try to do the work for Him.” – A.W. Tozer
Beloved, I pray that you may rest in Christ. I pray that you might pause and seek the quiet place with the Lord. There is nothing in the world that should stop us from finding out true rest in God.