Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mid-Week Reflection

It is the middle of what is shaping up to be another busy week at my {awesome} job.  I have been going pretty much non-stop since I started here.  This is a busy and sometimes unpredictable job I have! 

I'm a little pooped. 

I still ♥ my job for sure.  But it can get a little overwhelming and somewhat exhausting sometimes.  Add to that still trying to figure out what it means to be a wife and work full-time.  Our "schedule" is still a little out-of-whack as I navigate my ministry responsibilities here. 

Knowing this job would be a different kind of difficult than all my previous ministry positions, I have tried to n watch for the signs of fatigue and "combat" them with little things.  I decided (somewhat unconsciously) to return to an old devotional favorite of mine to begin each day.  This has helped immensely both vocationally and personally.  Still, I sometimes feel what I would call a nagging void or a sense that there's more out there God wants to tell me through others right now in my life.  I've picked up random books to thumb through here and there.  I am a girl who loves to read and I inherited a number of what look to be fantastic new books with this job.  Nothing seemed to spark interest, provide encouragement, or even challenge me in the way I longed for and wanted.

At the end of this busy Wednesday, I found myself a little tired and unmotivated to dig into something else.  Plus, it seemed all the little things I needed to do to complete the day could not be done for a variety of random reasons.  It was then that I remembered a website I've linked on my blog but (admittedly) forgot about.  The website is called {in}courage.  I jumped on over there and found a number of articles that challenged, encouraged, and motivated me. The whole website is incredible, but today I want to offer you this article.  It is called Courage to Be You. Hooked yet?!  That is definitely something we all need.  Plus, I am relatively certain that my handful of readers out there can all identify with what this woman is saying in more that one way.  I hope you enjoy it and find it just as edifying and life-giving as I did!

1 comment:

Carolina Girl said...

Thanks girl!! I needed to read this one! :)

Hope you are well. It is very hard to juggle it all, isn't it?