"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." --Matthew 11:28
when it comes to "relaxing", i'm not all that good at it.
i get energy from doing things.
my days are driven by to-do lists.
relaxing is equated with knowing that i am doing something that gets me one step closer to having everything on my list crossed off.
today's to-do list looked something like this:
- clean out fridge
- empty dishwasher
- load dishwasher
- forever 21??
- creme de la creme
- Insanity workout
- read Blue Like Jazz
- write blogs
i took some time after my Insanity workouts to go lay out by the pool. to really "relax".
but as i sat out there and read Blue Like Jazz (which, btw, is awesome! i started it yesterday and i'll probably finish it tonight or tomorrow. it's THAT good!), i couldn't help think to myself "I need to be doing something else!"
and then it hit me.
i couldn't even rest.
i had too much on my mind.
it's moments like that that always bring me back to Matthew 11:28.
yes, i AM the little asian that could.
but even i need rest. some time to unwind and relax.
i have to really work at it.
but i need rest.
and not just any rest. i need rest from myself. from the burdens of everything that i carry (my OCD/perfectionist tendencies).
i must relinquish control of the details of my life to God.
He has everything in control, after all.
are you like me; in constant, go-go-go mode? or are you able to take the time you need to relax and enjoy where God has you?