I am tired! Is anyone else tired? It seems there is always something pulling at my time. Just when I think I can rest I remember something that I should be doing or working on or somewhere I have to go. There is an endless pile of laundry to be washed, not to mention the ones in the basket waiting to be folded or the folded ones camped out on the table waiting to be put away. The dishes are never done, there is always something finding its way to the sink. And just when I think all the beds are clean, floors are vacuumed, and bathrooms are spotless…it’s time to start all over again.
And Jesus Said…
“Come to Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30. Now, this scripture seems a little out of context when we are talking about needing rest physically. However, a good friend of mine, Jackie Hughes, told me one time, “Busy is Being Under Satan’s Yoke.” Isn’t that what makes us tired…being busy? I have used “being busy” as an excuse for many of my shortcomings. I might forget to do something and reach for “busy” instead of forgetful. When weeks go by without making contact with my friends, I reach for “busy” instead of neglectful. When we get too busy things fall through the cracks, people feel neglected, and we get tired. I sometimes think that we, women, think we have to be busy otherwise, we think we are being lazy or unproductive. Yes, things like laundry, dishes, cleaning, errands, and other responsibilities need to be done. Many women have jobs that add to that list, but this “busy” acronym helped remind me that being busy could be Satan’s disguise into my life. I don’t want to give him one little place to grab a hold. No matter how tired or busy I get, I can never allow that to distract me from God’s will or cause me to neglect Christ in my life. So, when I find myself thinking about how busy I am, or feeling too tired to think, I remember this acronym to remind me to find rest in Jesus.