Last post, I admit, I complained. In the midst of a weak and weary moment, I just wanted to rant again to my pain I was feeling. Today, I am still physically tired, although during Sunday worship, I got a new charge and a change in a mindset. Sometimes it takes one moment, when the Father corrects you. In His gentle and loving kindness, He reminds me that His nature, should be mine.
I always imagine the greats of the bible, David, Moses, and Paul. (To name a few). They did what God called them to do. Yet also grew tired and weary. Moral men, who were on a mission, and yet, had obstacles and circumstances they were facing.
We are no different. In our pursuit of Him. In our pursuit of our goal and dreams. We will sometimes face a giant, or the wilderness, and even be held captive prison of what we are going after. It may seem daunting. However, there is always hope.
As, I was in worship I remembered some scriptures that made me think on these men. As I was meditating on 2 Corinthians 4; (Which I suggest you read the whole chapter)
Verses 7- 9 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Maybe things in life are hitting us hard, and maybe our suffering is less than others, but the Father cares about our cares too. So, it gets hard, but the treasure is in the truth of the gospel. That Jesus came to set us free. That we can be pressed at every side and yet…know victory is ours.
Jesus told us to come to Him ALL those who are weary and heavy burdened, and He would give us rest. His burden is easy and His yoke is light. Matthew 11:28-30. So in Him, I can do this. When I am on this journey, to be fully reminded that He is my resting place. I know if I am fully reminding myself to walk in who I am, then my yoke is light.
Even as I write, my heart is filled with hope, because of this one thing. He is good who fulfills His promises. Therefore, I can have peace to know, this is just temporary. I will reach breakthrough and I will accomplish what He has set for me to do.
So now what?
Find a few scriptures that define what you are going after. Make them a banner of hope in your life.
Rest. Find time to rest and relax. Rest in Him, but physically rest. Take some time to take care of you.
Make time to laugh. Laughter releases stress, anxiety, and all the other emotions causing more on our shoulders.
Connect. Find connection in people who you can be vulnerable with. Tell them what you are going through and have them encourage you. One of my biggest motivations is finding people who believe in me and my dreams.
Galatians 6:9 – Don’t grow weary in well-doing, for I will reap a harvest if I don’t quit. (My paraphrase).
Isaiah 40:31- But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength. The will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Since, I am being honest. I know there will be plenty more times I feel weary or tired. I am hoping that I learn from this. Remembering His nature, His promise, and who I am will continue to guide me on my journey.
Cultivate your life.