Know When It’s Time to Rest

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It seems that I don’t listen enough to my body and mind when it screams for me to rest. And, here I am again being stubborn. After my left arm healed, I just kept on working until last night when my right arm began to hurt. It is feeling very much like when I hurt the rotator cuff in my left arm. But, at least this time I heard and decided to slow it down.  

God wants all of us to rest and even He did when creating the universe. Not that He gets tired but as an example to us to enjoy the things and people around us. It shouldn’t be that we have to get sick before we realize we have to stop and relax.      

Rest and relaxation doesn’t always mean the body but also the mind. Sometimes, I have too many thoughts whirling around and I find it hard to clear it. The other thing is I’m really busy on my day job and so trying to run the card Shop at night is catching up with me. Tonight, I hit rock bottom.

I feel so exhausted mentally and emotionally, also spiritually. I’m beginning to wonder about my future plans with cardmaking. It just seems like I’m not doing as well as I had dreamed I would. Maybe it’s the time of the year, maybe it’s because I’m trying too hard…whatever it is… I’m back to square 1, back to my Maker. I’m asking Him where to go from here. What’s the next step? It may be time to rest. Even rest while I wait for Him to answer me.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Beautiful Food Photography" and sells her handmade greeting cards and vintage art printables on Etsy.

  1. Found your post last night and couldn't get you out of my mind. I'm currently where you are when you wrote this in March.
    Struggling with all I want/have to do by allowing the fear of failure to dictate my thoughts. Confusion & frustration clinging to me; keeping me from doing anything.
    Feeling the need to encourage you I asked for guidance. This morning our Savior graciously led me to utmost.org – the Feb. 11 reading. Gently He reminded me of where my focus needs to be.
    Hope you are no longer in this struggle but, should our enemy return, I pray you are strengthened in the knowledge of, "Whose you are, and Whom you serve".
    Thank you for sharing your struggle.
    God bless you my sister,
    Carolyn 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for your encouragement Carolyn, I sure do appreciate it. It's a work in progress, but I have seen God's blessings since I wrote this post and I'm so thankful. In these troubled times, I find I'm leaning on Him more and more each day! God bless you sis!!!

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