I haven't written in what seems like ages. I miss it. But I have had too much on my mind and too little time to make it work. We just ended VBS (Vacation Bible School) at my church, and it was great. I helped with the production side of things, I made a fool of myself helping Bradley with the music and dancing, and I gave some advice here and there. Otherwise, I didn't really do much.
Amazingly enough, I was so exhausted. Physically and mentally. Here is where it becomes so important to understand how God wired you, how he made you. I am a melancholy in temperament. I love people and I love activities, but I have limited energy for them. I used it up this week, and I am definitely in need of some refilling. The awesome thing is that since I know myself so well now, I knew to expect the "crashing" that would come after a week of daily activities with kids and people. What can be so energizing to me, can also be so draining.
I haven't gotten enough sleep lately, because of some major deadlines I am under. I haven't had much time to "regenerate" through rest, writing, reflection, and reading (those are all ways I rejuvenate).
And because of this, I crashed a bit today. But I did some work to refill my tank today, and will need to do more later. It is a beautiful thing to understand my needs and respond to them. It makes me a better, healthier me. Which means I am a better, healthier mom, wife, friend, minister, and more.
God's grace is the other piece to this that makes rejuvenation after crashing possible. I regularly fight to have time with Him. Many times so many other things fighting for my attention win the struggle. He is always so faithful to remind me where my heart, time, and focus should be. He has done that in multiple ways this week, allowing me to refocus in the way that is necessary to stay healthy spiritually. Thank you, God, for your grace.
What makes you healthy inside and out? Is that something you are aware of? I encourage you to figure out what your needs are, what makes you a healthy person inside and out, and respond to them!