Have you had a wonderful week…..or are your feet dragging into today…waiting to hit the covers tonight in great anticipation for a sweet sleep and no alarm clock?
Yeah me too!
I had a few days this week that just seem like they were draaaagging on…and it’s been quite a busy week. I feel like I am still trying to find a moment of “stillness”. But when I feel overwhelmed and like I just can’t do quite enough to get to there place where I am supposed to be,
like I really know where I am supposed to be anyway: I remember the words Jesus spoke:
“Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” Take my yoke upon you for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt 11:29
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33
His promises are true, and his track record is impeccable: Healer, provider, restorer and deliverer! But how is it that we know all of these scriptures but we can’t remember then when we need to?
Yeah I know, I ask myself that all the time. And then I remember to truly ask myself what “things” are clouding my mind and taking my attention away from heaven.
What is pulling my heart away?
When I answer that, and I really think about it, I can’t lie anymore.
I can’t say that I don’t get into my head and have a slight bit of judgment, insecurity and struggle with not comparing myself to others when I look online, or on instagram/twitter. I can’t deny that I feel “deflated” and somewhat hopeless when I read the news, see a couple getting divorced or even have a conversation with my co-workers.
So what do we do?
BE HONEST, with ourselves……
What are you struggling with? Social Media? not feeling good enough? feeling like you don’t measure up? Comparing yourself to others? Maybe its time to FAST from those things and cry out to God for him to change your heart and figure out who you are in Christ. Maybe you will take a 2 week or 3 month break from social media, and then get back when you feel right. Or maybe God may never have you back on there in order to keep your mind pure. For me, my issue has been trying to desensitize myself from the news and what’s happening in the world, remembering that I—> Rebekah, am not of this world!
And in the meantime, while I wait for God to do his perfect work in me…I have to do the following:
- Change my Internet Homepage
- Fast from Social Media/Television
- Delete certain shows from my DVR
- Create Boundaries in relationships
That list might look dramatic to some of you, but to me it’s is a constant reminder of how desperate I am for God! How its time to embrace CHANGE Reality TV won’t pray for me or get me a new job, nor will it make me feel better in the middle of a crisis. My Instagram friends are not there to wipe my tears, and I know first-hand that “appearances” can be deceiving, because we only want people to see the good. But God says, that we are overcomers by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.
So as you relax this weekend, ask yourself what you can give up to get more of God. And for some of you that might be nothing, and for some of you it might be a few things. I just encourage you to be honest with God and cry out to him in your weakness, knowing that he hears you.
And then I remember Philippians 4: 8-9:
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Love you all! Make it a great weekend!
<3 Bekah <3