Have you noticed lately the number of bloggers unplugging...taking a break...or going on a blog-cation? For the others- they've mentioned, threatened or promised to do so in the future. I remember the New Year's Resolutions that drifted across Bloggyland and how so many people hoped that 2010 would be better. Is it?
Sometimes, I feel like a 7 times handed down shirt, washed and hung out to dry. A little worn and weary.
I've noticed that Tamika at The Write Worship has set up a Blog schedule. Then every third week she totally unplugs to give her best to her WIP. The girl is wise. She has set her priorities. She knows her limits.
I think we gain nothing when we try to gain everything. Sometimes we push ourselves too hard or let others push. Sometimes we try to be everything to everyone. And sometimes we put everyone else first and that's when we become last. Then we experience fatigue and a disconnect that can bring us to our knees.
We run on empty.
This reminds me of when Jesus walked the earth and how he was concerned about rest and renewal. He knew when it was time to disconnect from the world (as much as he could), rest and prayed. To find his rest he did three things:
1. He found a time when he could be alone. "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up...." (Mark 1:v35a)
2. He unplugged for a period of time. "...left the house and went off to a solitary place...." (Mark 1: 35b)
3. He found his renewal through prayer. "...where he prayed." (Mark 1: 35b)
It’s really important to stay centered in life and focused on the important.
"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35 (NIV)
I want you to feel inspired to live a good life less the stress of trying to be it all.
Is it easy for you to know and set your own limits? What do you do to renew? What blogs you down? (sorry I couldn't help it)