Have you ever felt the gentle (or maybe not so gentle) nudge by the Father to slow down a little? I have. Just recently. I've had it before, but just didn't recognize it for what it was. My Daddy telling His girl to take it easy because she couldn't do everything He had for her all at once. I've been burning the candle at both ends. Keeping up with work, kids, home, hubby, sports (for kids, not me), 3 bible studies, kid's church, praise team, youth, blogging and 2nd grade (again, for my son, but feels like for me too sometimes). And guess what? I got nudged. I actually got sick, but it was my heavy push from Him to let me know I had to slow down or burn out completely.
For me, letting go of something others expect me to do is hard. I am taking a little time to refocus exactly what He wants me to be doing. First, growing in my relationship with Him is number one. Second is caring for those He's entrusted to my care and being the helpmate to my hubby that he needs. All the rest will just have to fall in line behind those two things. I've decided to start blogging just 3 days a week, WThF, as those are the days I don't have to 'work' at my paying job :)
I am thankful He loves me enough to show me when I need to take a break. Hopefully, I will listen!