I had overdone it.
After a productive season, I hit a wall and it wasn’t my body that was bruised from the impact. It was my soul.
Right around this time, there was an event happening that I normally participated in, but I heard God whisper not to take part. Attending this event was not what my soul needed. It would have resulted in more fatigue for my depleted self. Like a moth to flame, I was drawn to this bright and beautiful thing. But this phrase was stuck on repeat, calling me from it:
Tune out, so you can tune in.
But this event is a good thing, so more of a good thing must be good, right?
It was like I had eaten more than my share from the buffet and I wanted to keep going…keep reaching, keep filling, keep stuffing. It was tempting to want to fill up beyond capacity. But I had gorged on activity for so long that I needed to get empty so I could feel hunger again. Soul hunger.
I needed a break so I could be put back together.
Too much activity starved my soul of the basic needs it craved:
A quick fill-up would not suffice. I needed slow, small, quiet to make sense of the ache that throbbed and demanded to be heard above the static.
I needed a respite—not just a break. I needed to rest within so I could breathe deep again.
Do you need to tune out the loud so you can tune in to His love?
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