We are now heading into the end of February and lets admit, some of us are getting weary. Maybe you didn’t necessarily make a “new year’s resolution” but you had a goal you wanted to reach. Maybe it was completing a bible plan without missing a day. Or maybe it was to be consistent with going to the gym. Maybe you’re in college and getting overwhelmed with the course’s workload. Maybe you’re struggling on finding what you want to do in life. Maybe you are the only young person pushing to go to church. To be honest, we all slow down sometimes.
It could be that you are overwhelmed with all the things you have to juggle. Maybe you are a mom, or maybe a person who has a lot of responsibilities. Maybe work has been crazy. Maybe there is no encouragement where you are. No matter what your situation is, it’s easy to get “burned out” if there isn’t a place of solace or peace you can go to. Your peace is important! Don’t forget that. It’s important to take time for yourself. Whether that consists of taking a walk, or driving. Maybe it’s taking a longer shower. Whatever it is, you need that place of peace. Create it. When you have that place, you can rest your mind. You are more likely to crash without that place of peace.
Another thing is preparing or doing things ahead of time. I am a wife and still learning what works best for me. Meal prepping is important. I cook on certain days, and I cook enough so that Ted and I can have lunch and dinner for the next day. I also have a certain day of the week I wash. I also have natural hair, and whew chile….that’s a full time job (I’m actually laughing right now) lol. My newest thing that I do now is write my blogs ahead of time. Because the two days that I do post, I now work. Sometimes, God inspires me the day of–and in that case, I’ll write that day–but now I find it easier to prepare myself ahead of time.
We all have a purpose on this earth, and if you are still learning what yours is, DON’T GIVE UP. God is about to put people in your life to help you discover what it is. If you are already aware of what your purpose is, keep on pushing! God is with you. Don’t give up because so many people are attached to your purpose. For example, if you are in school to be a doctor, maybe there’s a certain patient God knows will need to see specifically YOU! You will be that person’s help. Maybe going to the gym everyday will inspire others to get in shape. Maybe your goal is to read the bible more. Maybe God is depending on you to study and preach to people near and far. Maybe He is depending on you to teach and convert an Atheist to Christ. Maybe there is a little one in your church who admires you so much and if you stop coming, you’ll kill their drive to come. Do you see how big of an impact you have on others? Do you see how powerful you are by God’s grace? Galatians 6:9 in the KJV Bible says “And be not weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” In other words, you are going to see the fruit of your labor if you keep pushing. You’ve got this!