1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.
Of course the word would be rest today. Of course, because that is what my entire week has been about. Well, rest has been the theme, but...
It's been a battle.
Not because I've had too many roads to travel, too many things on my plate, too many people to see, or too many places to go.
No, you see, I've had very little.
But with this theme of rest that He has been urging me to digest and make an intrinsic part of my life, I've been battling against it because rest means I am not working.
For so long working has meant worthy.
It's hard to lay down this false sense of self-worth. It's hard to give up an identity that is driven on being needed, being busy.
It's hard to give up dependence upon worldly perception of me.
But in the stillness, as I glue myself to my chair, set the timer, and tell myself that I simply cannot move until the timer dings (sounds a bit insane, yes?), I hear His voice.
For you to not rest during this season, Jen, is for you to walk in disobedience. It is the same thing as if I told you to go out and teach a class or talk to a stranger or stop and play with your kids and you did not do it. If you want to walk in obedience, you will take My Rest and receive it as a gift.
And because God knows my heart and He knows that I just HATE to walk in disobedience (I am a pleaser, no?), I realize that I must be faithful to whatever His call may be.
Even if that means resting.