You have heard the saying, “a man works from dawn til dusk, but a woman’s work is never done.” It’s true. A woman fills every hour with tasks and her plate is always full. Every slot is scheduled and sometimes taking time for Jesus and other people is difficult, if not impossible. This way of life is hard and it is not usually possible long term. Your body will eventually not be able to keep up with the lifestyle you have created to get maximum productivity in every waking hour. Following this model, any time you are not operating at 100% efficiency, things start to fall apart. One sick day and the house is a mess. A week of overtime and suddenly you are feeling sick. Decide to have one more child and suddenly you are pregnant, sick, exhausted, and you can hardly imagine a way forward. We are so busy that we are unwilling and unable to make time for self care, and specifically soul care, one on one time with Jesus. A quiet time of the day where you can refuel your spirit. Or take a nap if you were up all night with sick kids. As a part of your weekly schedule you need to give your body and mind time to relax and refuel in order to live the way Jesus wants us to live. The way that displays The fruits of his spirit for the world to see. When you are running on empty you are not able to be the expression of Christ’s love to your family and to the world. Even if you can put on a nice show for others, you are most likely hurting our own spiritual, mental, and physical health. Taking time to refuel and giving yourself a pass each day for self care is essential to achieving all over wellness. Your family needs you to be healthy more than they need you to make a perfect meal every night. Your work needs you to be healthy more than it needs you to take on that extra responsibility. Your Jesus wants you to be healthy because He loves you.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28