Are you tired right down to your soul?

by Janice

Have you ever noticed as Moms we are so used to fixing problems we have a hard time surrendering them to God? This week at Guideposts, I wrote about being “soul tired” and how God reminded me I needed to stop “doing” and start “being.”

Doing vs. Being

Tired down to my soul, I had a wake-up call

Olivia is squirming her way to sleep next to me.

I listen to her finally surrender to sleep while my own legs complain with pain as they sink deep into the mattress, as if a lead blanket is pushing them down.

My whole body hurts. I can’t give in to sleep though.

After a week of sickness, I have pushed all my posts back and now they cram my weekend to-do list. So I try to write a post in my head. Stops and starts and staleness. My mind is dull and out-of-sorts.

Lying here, with my creativity blocked, I feel a disconnect with my soul. The demands of motherhood and marriage and work have worn me out. But there is more, as I search through the last few months. There is neglect.

I have neglected my spirit. I have neglected my Lord. I have worked so hard to meet everyone’s needs but my own.

Now I feel like a cranky toddler refusing to go down for her nap, clinging to the right now instead of the seeing the bigger picture. Like her, I am writhing and fighting against my Heavenly Father. I am cranky right down into my soul…

Click here to finish reading at Guideposts.com…

YOUR TURN: What about you? Are you worn out? How do you find rest for your weary spirit?

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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