Faith Spilling Over… Into Everyday Life

How Can Busy Women Really Rest?

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If you have a toddler at home, you know that no matter how exhausted he is, he resists going to bed. The wearier he gets, the more he fights. I remember my son throwing himself on the floor to kick and scream, “I don’t NEED a nap! I’m NOT tired!”

When my kids did this, I rolled my eyes and tried not to laugh, but actually I’m not so different. I’ll stay up late, get up early, and multi-task until my brain goes haywire. I’ll work past the point of exhaustion to get one more thing done. Then I fill my weekends with projects.

You too?

It may sound strange, but this year, I’m trying to learn more about how to REST. Rest sounds like something anyone ought to be able to do, right? Not so much. I’ve realized recently that I may be sabotaging the Sabbath rest God meant for me. Follow this link over to Barbie Swihart’s blog, where I’m talking about Sabbath rest for busy women.

Barbie hosts a Saturday link-up called #TheWeekendBrew. I think you’ll enjoy her beautiful graphics and transparent words as much as I do.

Joining Jennifer Dukes Lee’s #TellHisStoryHolley Gerth’s Coffee For Your Heart, and Suzie Eller’s #LiveFree Community.

 

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Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

8 thoughts on “How Can Busy Women Really Rest?

  1. Betsy, I read your post over at Barbie Swihart’s. Such a great post, and a needed message for all the overtired mamas out there today! Rest is SO important. I have learned (the hard way) not to fill my family’s schedule with so many things. I hope I have learned my lesson, but I have a feeling I will have to re-learn it several more times in the future. 🙂 Blessings to you today! Visiting from Coffee For Your Heart link-up.

  2. Sometimes I do the same thing. I noticed that my grandbaby, Josiah, yawns widely when he’s tired and he rubs his eyes. It’s our signal that the little guy is done and his body needs rest. How many times have I done the same and I just keep going? Great thoughts here. Thank you so much for joining in #livefreeThursday.

    • I’m definitely another one who just keeps going, Suzie. My word for the year is “REST.” Trying to grow in that. Hard to believe we need to LEARN to rest. (I couldn’t write to the #livefree Thursday prompt this week, but joined in anyway.

  3. I’m so guilty of this, Betsy! I think God is trying to tell me something here, as I’ve been reminded of this quite often recently. Thank you for this beautiful reminder and for the encouraging words! Blessings! #livefree

  4. I love my Sabbath rest :).

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