“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?
Come to me… Walk with me and work with me—
watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”
~ Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
It’s probably time to slow down. Maybe even stop for a while. What would happen if you got quiet and located your joy again? What if you rediscovered the things that make you come alive on the inside? What if you found the courage to finally tell some of us “no?”
Joy? Life? Control? Those things might seem a million miles from your hamster wheel right now, but I dare you to find out how long it will take you to get there. “There” is closer than you think. I guarantee it. Don’t believe me? Just stop for a while and prove me wrong.
I dare you.
I double dog dare you.
I triple dog Texas dare you.
Would it help if I said “please?” Or… “pretty please with sugar on top?” I will, if you require it.
Your best days are ahead of you. We want to see those days. We want the best of you that’s in those days. We need you to finish strong. We need you to take care of yourself.
Find rest. I’m begging you.
Now… will you?