Motherhood. Adoption. Being a wife. A friend. Life.
Life can become weary. It all rushes around, seemingly sweeping me away. I do not need to fight the current of the river anymore. I do not need to fear the rolling deep. It is here, at the point of surrendering to the weariness I find the strength to stand up and move to the shore. It is here in the rest, the choosing, the purposeful living I find the strength to live. No, I can’t do it all. No, it will never feel like enough. Yet, my heart grows weary saying yes to everything.
It is here in the no, I find the patience and love to stop. I find freedom in the nos. I find the storms and circumstances still rage, but my Savior has calmed my heart. Weariness comes with so many activities. I feel all of the guilt from not being enough. It seems. Only, it seems I’m not enough. I really am enough….with Jesus.
It doesn’t mean I can do it all, with Jesus. It means, with Jesus I can do what is required. Only what is best. Best for me. Best for my children. Best for husband. We cannot grow weary doing good when we are choosing the BEST GOOD, instead of ALL OF THE GOOD. We cannot do all of the good things….we can only do a few good things.
Its ok to choose.
Its ok to say no.
Its ok to rest.
Its ok to say….not this season.
God sees my weariness and provides the strength. Not so I can do it all and be super-woman. No, He says: Here is the strength to do what I have called you. Just because there is a need, doesn’t mean I need to fill it.
Today I pray for strength to combat the weariness. I will also ask for wisdom. Making choices in order to combat weariness and find rest.
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What is making you weary? How can you choose to let go in order to find rest from your weariness?
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