Not too long ago in my past, I went through a lack of motivation. Nothing really interested me and I spent most of my time worrying and not getting anything substantial done. When I asked God to help me with my motivation, He came through with an abundance of opportunity. I now have energy to actually do the things I only dreamed of doing!
At the same time, I am always busy, which I wrote about a while back. While I do need to take those moments in the quiet and just be with Jesus, I also know that I was designed to be of service. I enjoy not only organizing details, I like to make each moment count. With that there comes an issue with being able to give of myself 100% for each project. I want to plan everything out to the T and lay out all the ideas and details. But each time I try, I get really frustrated and feel wrung out. I don’t want to lose my energy. Ya know?
Right now I am laying in bed, my body aching from a cold I caught. I am trying to refuel and nourish my body so that I can get up and get going again. I don’t have the energy to get up and walk around but here I am on my laptop writing emails, making schedules, and writing posts. I need to realize that I cannot do everything, right now. I honestly feel like a little kid that doesn’t want to go to bed because they just have so many fun things to do. I could not be more blessed to feel this side of life. Yet, I know that at some point I may break.
It is so important to take care of ourselves, but it is so hard to really do it. Although I know I need to stop and just do what I can, I keep plowing through. So what is it that I should do? Yup, talk to God and see what He has to say in His Word. Here are a few things I found:
And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His work that He had done in creation. – Genesis 2:2-3
Even God, who doesn’t tire, stopped to rest at the end of Creation week. He set that out for me to follow.
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. – Exodus 33:14
While I am doing things for God, He is promising that He will give me rest in the middle of the business.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26
I don’t need to worry about breaking because God is my strength forever.
So if you are like me and can’t stop doing, I hope these words from Scripture are helpful for you as well. It is good to be productive, but at the same time it is important to take time for replenishment. These words are for me as well.