A Mom Minute

Friday, June 01, 2007

When You’re Worn Out
~ By Dionna Sanchez
Let’s face it. All moms get worn out. There are just those times when life overwhelms us and we are left wading through it the best way we know how. But we are physically and emotionally tired.

As I sit here feeling worn out today, my thoughts go to the Lord and what He would have me to do during times such as this.

The answer seems pretty clear to me. He would have me take a break, for even the Lord withdrew from the crowds and the multitudes at times. He went off to pray and be alone in the garden.

If God knew the importance of time alone and placed an importance upon it – shouldn’t I also?
So what do we do when so many demands and expectations are filling our lives and we’re worn out?

It seems to me that we need to find ways to recharge and take a break amidst our busyness. Maybe we need to ignore that laundry pile for one more day so that we can escape to the library, a movie, or a nearby park. Maybe it’s a bubble bath with the door closed after the kids are in bed. Find what speaks personally to your soul and escape for awhile to draw near to God and clear your head.

Chores and “to-do’s” will always be there. They’ll wait another day. But your health won’t and your family needs the best you that you can offer them.

Follow the Lord’s example if you’re feeling worn out today. He never meant for us to run ourselves ragged but to run this race of life with endurance, blessing, and hope.

Will we let Him renew our souls? The choice is ours.

~ Dionna Sanchez tries to take a step back when life gets her feeling worn out. Visit her website at: http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com

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