Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trying to Catch Up.

    Do you ever feel like you just can't catch up? Like you have such a crazy busy life, but you never have time for yourself? Do you feel worn down trying, trying, trying?

    I want to be really real with you all. I want to express my heart, struggles and concerns so that you all can help me grow. I have always had a difficult time feeling like I am never catching up, therefore not resting. No matter how hard I try, my schedule is always packed NAND I never find time for the things that really matter like resting and feeding on The Lord and his truth. This week I have been heavily convicted.

God compares us to sheep.
Sheep? Yes, sheep.

Lets just take a moment and think about this. What do sheep do?

   That is what we are supposed to do. Weird right? What is so confusing, is why this is so hard. Specifically in my own personal life. This sin, yes sin, isn't easy. More times then not I find sinning to be easy, fun and so catching we do without even thinking. Never feeling like I am caught up, never resting leads to a cycle that is un-healthy. I get stressed out, sassy, And usually depend on my own strength instead of The Lords. 

These verses are what seems to remind of his truth, his love and his grace in times of never feeling like I'm caught up....

Isaiah 40:30,31 
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Romans 8:6 
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Philippians 4:6,7 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  Why can't I seem to get this down? I think that especially in our culture today we are so pressured to do, do, do. And the lord just wants us to rest, rest, rest. Pratically what does this look like? For  everyone it's different p. No two people think and grow exactly the same. For me it. For me it means three things. It means I need prayer, accountability and refocus. Along with that I need your help. Please continue this season of my life that isn't easy or fun. 

Are you tired of trying to catch up? 
I encourage you in love today to rest in HIM and HIM alone. 
He desires you. He is running after you.
Be a sheep.

I love you all so very very much.