Today I’m tired. Actually, the weariness started last night. It still lingers this morning.
As I push myself to get things done before my girls wake up, I realize that sometimes we need to be tired. Sometimes we need rest.
Those words are hard to say. They’re even harder to hear.
I have a vision. I know God has a plan. I’m trying to bring it to fruition. While still doing everything else. At least I’m trying to do everything else at the same time.
My house is messier than I can usually tolerate. I’m not progressing as quickly as I’d like to with my goal. But my children have my attention. They have my time.
I’m digging deeper into my Bible studies. I still feel peace.
It’s easy to say God comes first, then, family. But it’s impossible to prioritize that way without intentionality.
It doesn’t just happen. We have to crave it. Desire and wisdom get it done.
This tiredness that feels like a cloak over my shoulders this morning is an incredible opportunity to hit my knees at the very beginning of the day. With a new request.
My usual morning prayers of thankfulness for the day, for God to guide and time my day, praise for food, for quiet time, and all the other things I routinely thank Him for, are not enough today.
I thank Him for speaking to me in a new way. I am reminded that without Him I am nothing. I certainly feel it today. I recognize my need for His strength even more.
This is my day to draw Him nearer. I am listening more closely for a message He might be sending me.
I believe that God speaks to us in many ways. We have to be ready. We have to want to hear.
What is God telling you today? What is He whispering in a new way?
Don’t allow the distractions of this world interfere or intercept what God is telling you.
Sometimes our Heavenly Father whispers. We need to be willing to listen. Willing to hear. We need to allow vulnerability and humility to bow us to His desires. Faith and obedience need to be the driving force behind our goals and plans.
Being tired is sometimes a good thing. I’m resting and listening, God.
Tell me, show me, fill me more.
“My soul finds rest in God alone.” Psalm 62:1b