No other word has been so clear & strong from The Lord this month. Everyday, the devotionals that I’ve read, the messages from His Word…all point to that one word – REST.
I’ve been fighting it a bit, that I’ve got to admit. Partly because I wasn’t sure that it was the right thing for this season…and partly because all that surrounds me – the expectations, the demands, the many requests, the never-ending list of “to-do.s” keep my mind thinking that it’s just not really the right thing to do right now. I hope I’m making sense..?
It’s very easy for me to succumb to pressure from people higher up. It’s this thing I’ve struggled with ever since young. Makes me feel like I’m not good enough. And that the only way around it is to try harder. Do just that bit more. Sleep that bit less. It’s crazy. It’s – what I’ve now realized – a big, fat lie.
I wished I realized it earlier, but it’s better than not knowing it at all.
Knowing that I don’t have to strive, or try harder. I just have to focus on what God wants each day, and to draw from His strength & rely on His grace – for that very day itself.
Like how a baby trusts & relies on his/her parents, I can trust & rely on my dear Heavenly Father – for He loves me & wants me to take care of myself – to simply REST in Him.
The other things can take a back-seat for now.