Me Time: Learning to BE

Thursday, July 19, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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Me Time is hard to come by in this season of my life.  To get it I usually have to battle half a dozen schedules, contend with two or three guilt trips and step on many toes.    

I am always on the go.  Even when I am sitting down I am also eating, writing, answering messages, shopping, researching.  In all honesty, I think I have forgotten how to relax.  I am very much a human doing who yearns to be, NEEDS to be, a human being

What can I do, how can I learn to simply be?

Firstly, I can take my cues from God.  He was so exhausted from doing the creation thing for six days that when He finally had a chance to rest, He created an entire seventh day to do it.  He even went so far as to declare it holy AND make remembering it a commandment.

Secondly, I can learn a lesson from Jesus.  He only had three years to take twelve knuckleheads and turn them into Apostles, not to mention the miracles and healings he penciled into the margins of his schedule.  Yet many times we read of Him leaving the crowds behind, going to a solitary place, and having a restorative conversation with His Father. 

Thirdly, scripture has some good advice on physically Being:
-Be still and know He is God (Psalm 46:10)
-Allow The Spirit to bring life to your mortal body (Romans 8:11)
-Remain in Jesus (John 15:5)
-Wait upon the Lord to renew your strength (Isaiah 40:31)
-Lie down and sleep in peace (Psalm 4:8)
-Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him (Psalm 37:7)

There is even some advice on mentally Being:
-Trust in the Lord forever (Isaiah 26:4)
-Cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you (Psalm 55:22)
-When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul  (Psalm 94:19)

And when I mess up and get my doing versus being out of whack AGAIN, I follow Paul's instruction and keep putting into practice all I have learned (Philippians 4:9). 

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