Kate and the gang are assembled again for this week’s Five Minute Friday. Kate gives a word prompt and we link up together and share. If you’d like to join us or read other Five Minute Friday’s, click here.
Our word prompt today: WEARY
I have written recently how I have been weary, worn out and tired from the crazy of ministry, life and school all combined.
Christmas and the holidays are coming up and we can become weary just thinking about the planning, parties and preparations all of that takes. Part of it is the pressure we put on ourselves and the other part put on by others.
I’m coming into this season weary but I’m discovering something in all this.
I don’t have to do it all.
In this season of crazy, I am paring down my life. I am saying, “No” and I’m learning my limits.
Before this season and year of transition, I would just keep going.
I’m now stopping and thinking through what is before me.
I’m choosing differently on many things.
I’m coming into my own and it feels good to be known.
I heard someone recently say, “I didn’t really know myself until about my mid 40’s. I didn’t know that I didn’t know and then when I did know, it was good to be known.”
I’m okay with who I am. I’m getting okay with saying, “no” and I’m learning that when I’m weary it’s okay to sit back and let some things go. I don’t need to do it all and I’m not called to carry the whole load.
That’s my simple thought for the day.
Not really profound, not really grand, just knowing who we are, whose we are and where we belong is a good thing to know.
We can rest in Him and not in what we do.
Doing it all, wears on our soul. Letting Him be our all, breathes life into our lungs and carries us through the day.
Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28
Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!