If You Are Tired

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Know this.

Ministry is not something you do.

It is not possible to add ‘Love God and Love People’ to a daily task list. It comes from a much more powerful place than sheer will power.

If you are tired, working so hard at All Those Things I Deeply Care About, know this:

they were never your idea in the first place.

“Come to me!” he said, “Come, everyone who is exhausted and weighed down with many responsibilities. In my presence, you will find rest for your soul!”

Will you go, weary one? You don’t need to work before you can be accepted into your Father’s presence! You are welcome in his house every minute of every day.

There, surrounded by a reality deeper than earth can ever offer, you can accept love. You can accept truth. A river of life is there. Drink. Rest. Receive.

Remember.

All Those Things I Deeply Care About were not your ideas in the first place. Let them stay where they belong.

If you are tired, know this:

You are not meant to work even harder. You are meant to overflow!

Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change. God was delighted to give us birth by the truth of his infallible Word so that we would fulfill his chosen destiny for us and become the favorite ones out of all his creation!

James 1, TPT

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