Last week I skipped my usual Tuesday devotional to get myself right. I was in between decompressing from having company and mourning the loss of Nipsey Hussle ( I’ll go into details my feelings about that on another day).
Last week was tough, but I made it. I’ve been doing the thing where I stretch myself thin and wide. I have to remember I’m not elastic. Despite what I’ve been told, I cannot do it all, all the time. It’s tiring. While scrolling through Instagram this morning I saw something so beautiful that caused me to take a moment. In this week of being in my feelings I’ve been neglecting my me- time , God time, friend time, alladat.
God has a way of throwing things in our face when he wants to get our attention. I’d been seeing a few straightforward messages about sitting in worship and taking a moment to yourself. Most of us do like I did this past week...ignored it. However this one post stopped me in my tracks. It reminded me about God’s faithfulness and most importantly his grace. Despite our pains and inflictions, he’s there. It’s like running into an old friend you haven’t seen in months, but when you reconnect it’s like there was never a disconnect.
I realized there’s a way out of this feeling. My spirit has felt so overwhelmed. I’m over here trying to deal with it all the pressure on my own. I’m reminded of this word:
“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.”
In conclusion: Find rest. Stop and Choose God for if even just 5 minutes of the day. Let that thing that you’re stressing over go. It’s not worth it.
Also get into Pain & Grace (the song that stopped me in tracks this morning)