Good evening everyone, I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend so far. I know I am. I am writing again after a weird short break from writing. This wasn’t really a break as it was taking time to understand the season that I was in. It has been a season of re-establishing my identity, my calling, my purpose, my understanding of the different lessons God will help us get through that I needed to learn from and experience as I advance unto the next level.
Have you ever been through a season, where you start losing pleasure in everything you do? From your work, to writing, to purpose, to disengaging in relationships, with how you look and communicate and many more? Well, I know some of you have and know exactly what I am talking about. That’s called burnt out, and not taking enough time to rest mentally, spiritually or physically, so finally your body takes things into its own hands with symptoms that you don’t desire nor want. I experienced a bit of depression, stress, pressure, lack of motivation, lack of pleasure, fear, and of-course exhaustion of the body and the mind.
I have good news for you though, if you cling onto the lord he won’t let you and will reveal what the issue is as well as what the solution and God did exactly that for me. He reminded me that no matter the victories and the work that needs to be done, my wellbeing both emotional, mental, spiritual need to come first and I need to be well so I can help others- So hence the long break, though I have been active on social media I just needed a break from the hard labour of writing, preaching, so that when I do come back, it is with wholeness of mind and emotions not burn out.
So, you are wondering what I did- well I cut back on what I attended, meetings, nights out with friends, I cut back on engaging in things that I did not need to engage in- I gave away some responsibilities and said no to a few people. Then I decided to give my mind and emotions a break, so I went out with my sister, went to the cinema, visited Richmond Pier, had a Cupcake, went to the theatre to watch the Matilda the Musical, I also joined 100s of people at the Lindsey’s revival tour which I joined and as time as gone on I am getting back to being myself again. But the most important thing I stopped doing or was not doing much of is spending time with God and meditating/Confessing his word daily.
Sometimes, we became successive, feel so good and we forget the principle we lived by to get us to that point and as always if we stop doing the right thing we will get the wrong results. Like I say in all my blog, ensure you spend time with the lord on a regular basis, love him, and feed on his word so that your spirit is not malnourished. When you meditate on the word of God- it feeds your spirit and keeps you strong through lives challenges, victories, changes and seasons.
Anyway, how have you been? How is life treating you. I hope you haven’t been as silly as I have been running myself exhausted. I want you to know that you are worthy, and amazing, you are incredible and there’s so much you can do on this world to make a difference to others and to yourself. So, seek the lord, ask him to grace and strengthen you for the journey and he is faithful to do it for you.
Do something that you enjoy, rest, work and worship, but don’t forget to enjoy the journey.
I love you and I am praying for you.