Okay girlfriends, time for me to get real honest with you today. I told my husband last night that this preacher’s wife is ready to pack up her M & M’s supply and runaway. Yes sisters, exhaustion has hit.
I literally have been on the go since the middle of May with absolutely no break. I attended relative’s graduations, babysat my two-year old grandson, made final preparations for our 11 day Brazil mission trip, went on the mission trip which was a strenuous trip which included walking up and down very steep hills and stairs all day long, very little sleep and hosting bible school. When I returned from the mission trip, I went into full Vivi mode as our newest grandson, Jude Michael, was born two days prior to our return. I have had company three times since returning from our mission trip a week and half ago. Then last week I taught V B S mission to preschoolers. Now it is the end of June with July looming on the horizon with all its responsibilities.
Today, I want to pose a simple question to you and one I constantly ask myself. I want your honest answers to this question. Why do we, busy wives, mothers and ministers’ wives, allow ourselves to take on so many activities and duties?
Isaiah 40:31 says, “but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.” I am so glad I have a God who renews my strength daily and allows me to somehow juggle everything on my calendar. I am thankful that when I am weary, God reminds me to slow down and walk with Him.
Today I am thankful that I can simply sit and rest. I do not have any place I need to be. I have no one asking me to do this or that. My housework can wait until tomorrow. Yes, God has given me this day to do what Vickie wants to do. I choose to simply be renewed.