Have you ever had to give yourself a TIME OUT?
Right now, as I type, I can feel my blood pressure rising. I have a deadline, and I have already missed it. Kids are running around an being kids behind me….. Nothing great or chaotic, just normal boy kid noise.
I am not feeling particularly patient with it this evening. I need quiet. Solitude even.
Every-so-often, I get thoughtful, almost morose. I feel like I have no joy, nothing left to give. Empty.
I know I can’t be the only parent that feels this way from time to time. Maybe it is the endlessly mundane chores that go along with motherhood, maybe it’s the lack of recognition….. I mean, that’s what the world around me says.
Still, when I am like this, I know I need to turn to God. I am empty because I haven’t been focusing on Him, I have drifted away. I feel like I have nothing left to give because I haven’t spent still, quiet, intimate time with my King.
I encourage you friend, when you feel overwhelmed by the mundane, under-appreciated, all around sort of blah….. to spend time curled up with Jesus. Read the Good Book, which is so much more than a good book, it is nourishment for a weary soul.
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