This week has been so exceptionally draining. Some days it seemed my efforts to persist and persevere barely surpassed the minimum. I inched my way from one to-do to the next on “E,” knowing full well a fill-up was overdue, and fought the pressure that urged, “You have no time to stop!”
I’ve known depletion. I’ve tried to ignore weakness. There were seasons where I’d pass station after station, opportunity after opportunity to refuel, and just pray I wouldn’t totally break down before I reached my next destination.
Those experiences familiarized me with what happens when your mind, body and soul finally demand all the accumulated mini recoveries you’ve refused them along the way. So, this week, I took some moments to selah.
I set aside at least a few minutes each day for a reflective pitstop. I conversed with my Source and let Him challenge my thinking. I asked, “Why am I still here? Why me? Why am I doing this? What am I working toward?” I engaged my Creator, contemplating my purpose and begging for inspiration, and He gave me some answers. Here is some of the sustenance He bestowed:
4. I summed up the above and other verses in this personal charge:
When I comment on how I rely on “truths” to refresh my soul, sustain my mind, and inspire my writing (in fact, I began writing a new song earlier this week), these are the types of reflections I’m talking about. The above reminders shifted my perspective to keep me going. It may have been just #barely, but I made it. As a reward, I enjoyed this gourmet, all natural #ChuaoChocolatier “Spicy Maya” dark chocolate bar (thanks, Mom♥). It was the perfect “veg” treat to celebrate the end of a long, rainy, demanding week. I’m weary, but, nevertheless, I’m victorious!