I see you, my friend. I see those dark circles under your eyes, the tired laugh that you muster up because it’s all you’ve got. I see you. Hey. This is just a season. Breathe. Relax. Sit back in it – yes, even the busyness of life – and move with the rhythm of this moment. It won’t last forever.
There’s grace for spinning all of those plates. There’s grace for that next meeting, even though it’s at 9 pm and all you want to do is climb into bed and sleep for what seems like forever. There’s grace for that next church function even though it seems we just had one last night. There’s grace for the children who won’t stop tugging at you when all you want to do is sit and veg out on a mindless TV show or book you’ve been dying to read. There’s grace for the dirty dishes, the dusty counters, the dirty floors and the piles of laundry. They’ll be there tomorrow.
And so will grace.
I’m discovering that working – especially in the kingdom of God – is sometimes stretching, sometimes tiring, sometimes frustrating. And that’s normal. And that’s okay. Sometimes our daily lives intersect with our work for God and they get all jumbled up into one big pile of work and well, it feels like it’s too much or maybe we are stepping into too much.
Don’t let your attitude get sucked into the pit.
We can be busy working for the kingdom and even working in life. It’s okay. It doesn’t mean we aren’t resting and it doesn’t mean we are striving. We are simply busy right now.
You’ve been there. I’ve been there.
Heck, I’m there right now.
I get tired. Every day.
My nerves feel shot sometimes.
I miss sleep.
But I’m not striving. I’m not out of the will of God. I’m just simply at a busy place in life.
So I ask for grace.
I ask for wisdom.
I ask for the strength to get through this season because I know soon enough this season will change.
So hang in there friend. You’re doing okay. Even in the middle of all the stuff, you’re living. You’re being present. You’re doing life. You’re working for God. And that’s amazing. And that’s important. And that is so. very. needed. right now in this season.
Let’s support each other right now. Let’s help one another when we can. Let’s remember to take time to breathe – even if it’s quick breath in between meetings, events, family time or work.
Smile. Laugh. Be thankful. You’re going to make it. I’m going to make it. We’re going to make it.
Grace to you.
Grace and peace.