I’m writing this to you as a sister to another sister. I felt it on my heart to write to you about the feeling of being tired. You know how when you’re so tired, that you don’t have any words to go into detail? You’re just tired.
I wanted to encourage you that being tired is a real thing. So many times we brush off our exhaustion. It’s easy to say that the Lord is our strength when everything is going so well. How about when it’s not? When things don’t add up?
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9-12
So here’s the truth. If you could do it all on your own, there would be no need for faith. We were not made to do life on our own. We weren’t made to be superwoman without God. We were made to do life with God. Our weakness is nothing but confirmation that we need God to pull through. I love what it says here in 2 Corinthians because it tells you that it’s alright. God gets the glory when you can’t do it on your own because you then have to turn to Him for your strength. So if you’re weary, it’s alright. Get in a quiet place, turn on your worship, and just rest in the presence of God.
Here are some other things you can do as well:
1) Spend some time journaling
2) Watch Your Favorite Movie
3) Write down scriptures that encourage you
4) Think about how God can get the glory of what you’re going through
5) Think about what is tiring you out and if there are any things that you can remove from your life to relieve the stress. Are there people you just need to cut off or leave behind that is adding more stress?
6) Understand that God wants you to rest in Him and not stress. What aren’t you giving to Him that is leaving you so tired?
Many times we are more tired than we need to be because we lean on ourselves for strength. The crazy thing is that we aren’t strong enough to be our own superwoman. In our past study called Superwoman, we learned that what actually makes you Superwoman is the Holy Spirit that lives on the inside of you. So if you want super strength, you need to tap into your inner power and not your own flesh.
Written by Genesis Dorsey