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aren't you tired?
If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that I went on vacation recently with my family. A few days before we left my husband and I got into a BIG argument. Things were said that can't be taken back. Feelings were hurt. There was no mutual understanding. There was no consideration for the other's well being. Mind you, we've been together for twelve years so this is not new to us, but it doesn't make it feel any better.
Fast forward to our trip. I'm anxious about going, especially because my Mom came with us and I didn't want her to feel any tension and I didn't want our kids to pick up the silence between their Dad and I. We were just in such a bad place as we pulled out of the driveway to make the five hour drive to Florida. I was mentally exhausted & drained from being so angry. I felt it in my body.
So we made it through day one as we check in to our Airbnb and head to the beach to let the kids play. We did not speak to each other for the remainder of that day (I'm pretty good at the silent treatment, which isn't a good thing!). The next morning I woke up at 5:30 am and walked to the beach by myself, as I usually do whenever I'm at the beach. This is my time to pray and connect with Abba (God) one-on-one. It's just me, Him, & His creation taking a moment to reconnect and find my place & purpose in this life that I was given. My prayer was simple, "Abba, do something please, because I'm tired." After that I talked to Him some more and read a little bit of my book, walked in the water, then headed back to the house.
That night my husband came to me and apologized for things he said in our argument and I apologized too. I was in awe of Abba's power & grace. I don't know why I tend to be so determined to handle everything on my own in life until it gets too big for me. All I had to do was go to Him in the first place, even in the midst of the argument.
My point is, aren't you tired? I'm tired. Don't use Abba as your 'in case of emergency', although that's totally fine, but include Him in literally everything. Just relax & give it to Abba, but be ready to do the work with Him as well. You got this!