As I prepare myself for the new school year set to blast off in 3 weeks, I can’t help but become overwhelmed with what I KNOW to expect for this year. Long days, late nights, 120 bright-eyed, bushy-tailed children, 50 different attitudes from faculty and staff, stacks of ungraded papers thrown all over my kitchen table, senseless meetings about meetings, angry parents, demanding bosses, and lonely weekends, hiding in my shell until the next week.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I would be lying if I didn’t say that I am super excited to see what God has in store for a new season, however the one thing I don’t ever think I will get used to is the feeling of being D R A I N E D ..physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Let’s play a game…
If the statement applies to you, simply say to yourself “That’s Me!”
*I am often giving of my time to others.
*I am the one others call on for help.
*I am lacking REST.
*I often feel exhausted, going to bed AND waking up.
*I often feel rushed.
If you can identify with any one of the aforementioned statements, then this Word may be for you.
Today I became angry at the world, feeling like I was being taken advantage of because once again someone needed ME to do something for THEM.
A feeling of resentment rose up in me, after rushing to get to one meeting, then to another, and then off to another..when suddenly I realized, I did not benefit from any of the meetings I was engaged in today. So why did I go? Well, because I made a commitment, a promise, to people that I would be there for them, and yet I was pissed off about not having a free Saturday. It wasn’t until writing this that I was able to re-evaluate my mind and have a long talk with God about my over-committed lifestyle. It is here that God told me…