Its so easy to become overwhelmed when you’re tired. Here I am tired, and instead of resting I’m choosing to take a bath. As I sit and unconsciously think about being tired, I can feel my body’s ability to easily produce tears if needed. The thing is…its not like I have anything pressing to do right now. I can actually choose to take a nap as my ten day old baby is doing now. Instead I’m choosing to take a bath and read. Emotions are tricky, they’re convincing, they’re manipulative. Instead of focusing in the task at hand. When we’re emotional we focus on all the tasks we could be doing, should be doing, want to be doing….we plummet our thoughts in so many places until we tire our minds, thereby exhausting our emotions and shutting our brain and body down. The answer: FOCUS not feelings! Focus on the beauty of the present moment ..the fact that in that moment you’re still here 👌. Focus on listening for God to guide your next move. If you let him create the iteniary you’re rarely get tired again.
My favorite song right now says:
And the burden feels like a feather
When I let my agenda died
–tenth avenue North “what you want”
We attempt to gain control because we feel that things will turn out best that way. The reality is that when we let loose of the control God can orchestrate things just as he planned, using the vessels he has prepared to help us along the way. Trust that God can clean up another persons mess better than you can clean your own.
“Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 GW)