on rest • 🌛 ———————
maybe it’s not for you,
maybe extra grace is required.
but instead of taking a moment to
reflect or call on God,
you’re scraping the bottom of your battery,
searching for energy that
was never gifted to you.
if you’re running on E,
it might be time to
the best of you will come from your overflow,
because perfection is not the goal.
the amount of times my phone has gotten to this point, these last few days ! (including this morning lol, it died while I was on the phone - that last bit of battery was not trying to come thru for an international call... I felt the side eye, almost as if I had the audacity to try it !) 😂🙄🤷🏽♀️📞
definitely feel like God was trying to speak to me through it - reminded me that I was not created to run on empty; I have been given enough energy to do everything I’m MEANT to be doing / without draining my batteries to do it.
I also remembered the new lessons I’ve learned - to catch myself when I’m becoming oversubscribed by saying YES to everything !! - the peace I’ve felt in learning to cherish my no’s and trust God that it will be fine, relinquishing all feelings of guilt, believing that good friends will understand and plans can be changed.
the hardest lesson has been that certain things (incl. people) are seasonal, you cannot do it all & you cannot show up for everyone; the wisdom comes from choosing well and prioritising the important things in your new season !
looking forward to my time away to reflect on my plans, purpose and growth. still on this self-care thing family, it’s a daily practice. but it’s getting better...yaaaassss!
p.s. my battery is now fully charged. 😉
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9
3 113 hours ago
The Noblest Art is That Of Making Others Happy ....✒️P.T Barnum
Saturday was such a fun day! Loved spending time with these girls! Congrats to Sophia and Alec and your sweet babe that will be here before we know it. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ And I realize I don’t have pictures with everyone! I’m the worst at pictures 😭
“I’ve learned by now to be content whatever my circumstances.” (Phil. 4:11, The Message)
It is so easy for me to slip into a “doer” mentality. When I’m not at peace or my life just isn’t the way I think it should be to be the best person I can, my initial reaction is “what do I need to DO to change it?”. That mentality easily leads to so much anxiety because we will never be able to “do” enough to obtain that peace. No matter how productive my day is, how frequently I have spent time in God’s Word, or what I’ve done to change, I will never be content if that comes from a place of striving. Contentment comes from a position of our heart. I’ve had this song on repeat the past few days and these lyrics get me every time “Oh You, God
Never grow tired or faint
You're never gonna change the way
You love me, Jesus
And Your love
Knows no height or depth
It knows no length or width
And it's changing me”
Knowing and living from a place of His love is the only place we will find lasting peace and contentment. And I have to daily remind myself of that truth.