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Over the past few weeks I have been in a daze. Confused on where in the world the words that God usually lays on my hearts are hiding themselves. As the frustration built I started to do what I usually do when I am stressed – I started to clean. As I noticed simply cleaning wasn’t doing the trick I started to purge items from my home. Still nothing. Finally just the other night I found myself crying to God. Seeking direction.
Was He done using me as a vessel?
Was it time for me to move on to a new adventure?
If so what is it that this simple girl who lives a simple life able to do to that would shine glory on Him?
Almost instantly God comforted me. You see all along I have been doing just what I needed to be doing to glorify Him. In my desperation I had actually started purging my home and preparing it for a new season. A more relaxed season – a peaceful season. In my efforts to seek His guidance when I had my desperate conversation with Him, I was allowing Him to actually begin a cleansing process in me. Yes, I had begun a rebirth process. God was in fact preparing me for a new season in my life. In a time that I was feeling as though I was being of no use to God I was in fact doing just what He needed me to do – rest and prepare.
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
It is public knowledge that I am a workaholic. There are days that I can get so busy working that I forget to even eat. God knows this about me of course and He truly does use it to His glory. However, God also knew that I needed this break. He knew that I needed time to rest. God needed me to take a break so that I could prepare myself and my home for the season of rebirth. Taking away my ability to write did just that because it forced me to stop.
As we are preparing to enter into a new season maybe it is time that we all seek guidance.Guidance to know what it is that God needs from us.
Do we need to increase our efforts in certain areas?
Do we need to shift our focus to a new project?
Does God need us to simply step back and rest so that we can be more effective in the ministries that God has placed us in?
There are moments in our walk that we feel is though we just have no purpose. When this happens after you have been moving full force for so long it can become a shock. It is in those moments we really need to evaluate what it is God needs from us. More than likely it is in those moments that we need to focus on allowing God to replenish us which can only happen if we allow ourselves to rest.
I am happy to say that even though I am still not writing as much as I once was I am taking comfort in the unusual lack of ideas because I know God has me doing just what He needs me to do in this moment which is rest and allow Him to minister to my heart for a while.
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