We each need a reboot from time to time. We feel the strain and pressure of our many roles and responsibilities and it drags us down. How do you recharge?
Taking a time-out is an amazing pick me up. Many people recharge by going out and enjoying the natural world. It is amazing to sit above a valley on a rock outcrop and get a new perspective. The sound of water bubbling over rocks in a creek or stream bed is just lovely as well. Perhaps your situation doesn’t allow you the time to leave your duties for long, or the nature you desire is just too far away. What will you do then?
Susanna Wesley, the mother of the famous brothers John and Charles Wesley, was frequently in the latter situation as the mother of 8. She homeschooled her children, and took their character development as a serious responsibility. Besides that, I am sure she had duties in the neighborhood relating to her husband’s pastoral work. When she needed that time out and was unable to leave her children unattended she would pull her apron over her head, covering her face. Her children learned to recognize this as a time when she was not to be disturbed. She was in her sanctuary of prayer. Susanna was able to take this time, be it however brief, to pour her heart out to God and receive a loving word from Him. With this fresh perspective she was able to bubble about her day as duty required.
Your fresh start is just a prayer away.
“The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God’s standing challenge, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!” – J. Hudson Taylor