Do you ever feel horribly overwhelmed? Trying to hold back the ocean. Sometimes we work hard and get nothing accomplished. Sometimes we just give in, scoop our Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream and watch the Food Network.
I’ve often found that my overwhelmed, undproductive days are a result of one of two things:
We are simply tired and need some intentional rest. Too often we try to plow through, when – really – we just need to go to bed. As much as we may try to live to the contrary, the fact remains that even moms need sleep.
Lack of Focus
We don’t have a plan. If I don’t have a plan for my day or week I just float from one random thing to the next and arrive at bedtime realizing that the four things I needed to get done, were still awaiting my attention.
May I Give You Permission?
Mothers are entrepreneurs. We are often martyrs. We have no “boss” and sometimes we need to be told to rest. To step back and take a good morning of intentional rest (i.e. unplugged, no chores) or an afternoon of planning.
So, may I just give you permission? Permission to step back from the “urgent.” The urgent dishes. The urgent crumbs on the floor. The urgent pile of laundry. The urgent papers that need sorting.
…permission to just “be” and not “do?”
…permission to simply sit quietly with Him? And rest? And, ever-so-wearily, lay down the world at His feet. Lay down the laundry, the crumbs, the papers, the messy hearts of our beautiful children, the raw marriage, the heavy self-expectation.
The only weight we were ever intended to carry is the sweet, fullness of His presence and peace.Leave a Comment