My friend Kelly has been posting some really cool posts on Fridays, inspired by Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Fridays. The idea being that one prompt word is given on Friday and hundreds of bloggers take 5 minutes to write on the subject. No editing…no perfecting. Just five minutes of writing. (If you’re one of my blogging friends, why not join in?)
This is my first time joining Kelly and I have to say it was fun! Today’s prompt: REST
Feels like something elusive. It’s something that I always seem to feel like I need more of yet never seem to make time for.
Why do I perpetually put off going to bed at night…yet never want to leave my bed in the morning.
Do I need to be coaxed into resting and then once I’m there, I submit to it?
How about rest for the mind? I find that even more difficult than resting my body. Even when I’ve laid my head on the pillow…it seems to have much more work left to do. I can lie in pitch black for hours with my mind whirling. Many times my mind just resists rest.
I wonder what the secret is it finding more rest. I have a suspicion I could feel more rested in less time if I just figure this out. Is it a matter of diet? Exercise? Could be. I’ve heard that the more active you are, the better you sleep. But I don’t know that it would allow my mind any more rest.
I think the key to rest is trust. When I’m going through periods of stress…when I have a lot on my mind…when I’m trying to “figure it all out,” that is when my mind won’t rest. But if I’m truly trusting that God is bigger than whatever I’m dealing with, I realize I don’t have to have it all figured out. Not my job. I can rest in his care, knowing that he’s keeping watch and he’s got things under control.