Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tired and worn out... I need MEMORY VERSE #3

Over the past number of months, I've felt weary and burdened. I'm continually overwhelmed by having too much to do and not enough time to do it. I feel as though I'm operating my life in "mediocrity mode" and am continually falling short of my best because of my many commitments. Perhaps it's the "people pleaser" in me resurfacing this year in my inability to say "no" when things need done. I don't want to disappoint people; I rationalize "I'm capable", "I can do it", "no one else seems to be stepping up...", "if I don't do it, who will?" Lately, I find myself on a perpetual motion of being extremely busy with different projects and demands on my time; I'm being pulled in multiple directions most of the time. As a result, the time I spend with my husband and children is not what it should be... it's like I'm giving them my left overs. That's not right or is it fair.

I'm in the realization that I need to prune back some of my commitments and simplify my schedule. I will give the Lord my weariness and burdens knowing that through him I will have strength as I endure the rest of this year and prioritize my time and commitments the best I can.

To keep me on track and encouraged, I've selected my upcoming memory verse for the next couple weeks (Feb 1-14) from the book of Matthew- Jesus speaking:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)


Color me blingy! said...

Nice! Praying for you to apply these words to your life as they penetrate your heart and mind!

sister sheri said...

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds... James 1:2