I’m thinking. I’m thinking….
Do you remember being in high school English class, staring at a blank journal page that needed to be filled and feeling completely clueless about what you should write?
“Just write something,” teachers say.
So, since I’ve been staring at my blog in much the same way lately, I’ve finally told myself the same thing.
I’m pretty sure that everyone has it sometimes, but I think moms who haven’t had a full night’s sleep in weeks must be especially prone to it. At least I am. Because, y’all, these days I’m finding it difficult to think in complete sentences, much less type them.
When we first bring our beautiful bundles home from the hospital, everyone says, “Sleep when they sleep.” Such good advice, but what I would like to know is when do we go from thinking that’s good advice to thinking it’s shameful to want a rest mid-afternoon when the toddlers are quiet and the big kids entertained?
Yes, you read that right. I want a nap.
But, there’s laundry to fold, dishes to do, supper to prep….you know the list. You have one, too.
Still. God says to “be still.” His word says, “In stillness and trust is your strength.”
And, if I don’t take the few opportunities that come during the day to be still and rest in quietness and trust, I will not have the strength to handle the moments that aren’t still or quiet.
So, today, I’ll take the only five minutes I can get to be still and then trust that He is God and can make that five minutes and the effects of it multiply.