“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
Lately I have been anything but still. Well that is not entirely true. Mentally I have been anything but still. Physically I have felt drained and unable to focus. I have felt constantly tired and foggy. I have been overwhelmed and stressed over my perceived ‘busyness’.
It wasn’t until I had a chat with a good friend just the other day that I realised the ‘funk’ I was in. I realised I had lost myself in my ‘busyness’. I had forgotten that I need to take care of my needs in order to be able to continue being a great wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, and person.
In my ‘busyness’ I had forgotten how to ‘be still’, to just take a step back from all the chaos and just be. To enjoy the simple things. To stop and reflect. To spend some quality time with just me. To focus on the things that make me who I am, the things I like and dislike, the things that encourage me and make me want to pursue my goals and dreams.
This is exactly what I needed to hear. I needed to be told to believe in myself. I needed to hear that without believing in myself it is impossible to expect others to believe in me. I needed to face the hard questions and spend some time reflecting on the answers. I need to be more purposeful in spending time by myself for myself, not focusing on my never ending to do list, but just focusing on being still.