How to find Rest for Your Souls

I am currently going through some pretty significant changes in my life, and I never really stopped to allow it all to sink in. I just kept going along with working at full speed, even though these changes are impacting me physically and emotionally. I had this idea that I could just keep things going with no consequences until this week when i began waking up early all by myself, and thinking about work related things at times when I should be resting. That is usually a sign to me that I am in need of some type of change to balance out my life and relieve stress. I struggle with this battle of balance. How do I take care of myself, my family, and my clients to the fullest? Can I really be superwoman and have it all? A career? A family? and Enjoy it? So, I began praying and I asked God to show me how to navigate this path that I am on right now. I always find it interesting how he works. I pray for balance and for rest, and then all of a sudden I have a day (like today!) where all my clients cancelled and so I stayed home and spent time with my son all day, what a blessing it was. It was a reminder to me that if I just stop, and time to take care of myself, I can be refreshed and able to navigate these changes with more energy and clarity.

 

28 “Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is[b]easy and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 11:28 Or who work to exhaustion
  2. Matthew 11:30 Or comfortable, or pleasan

 

2 comments on “How to find Rest for Your Souls

  1. Hey, Jill, I’ve been away from your blog for way too long and I know that this post is almost 2 months old. Just wanted to say that I hope you are OK and that you really are taking care of yourself. You are a gift that is supposed to be treated like a gift at all times. Let me know if I can do anything to support you – and feel free to reach out back channel any time.

    Sending good thoughts your way!

    • Thanks Tamara for your encouragement. Things have slowed down a bit, so I am getting some time to take care of myself and refocus. I think it is a balance when there is a life change, and also to take care of one’s self and career at the same time. Sometimes I have to remind myself what my real priorities are.

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