“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
– Matthew 11:28-30
Leading is often a lonely road. Whether you are in ministry, or the marketplace, it’s not an easy path. There are constant demands, fires to put out, and a never-ending list of things to get done. This not only takes a toll on you mentally but spiritually too.
I’ve been there. I know too, just how hard it can be at times to show up even more on the most simple of tasks. I want to remind you today if you haven’t heard lately, that God is so pleased with you. He is proud of you, and He delights in you.
While we are busy working for God, His desire is just to be with you. He doesn’t need your performance, but He does need your heart. He loves you because he loves you. His love will never be based upon how much you can do for Him. It’s never about the big exploits, it’s always about the relationship.
I want to encourage you to give yourself permission to rest and be alone with God. To turn off the noise of the world and let God lead you beside his still waters. Whether it’s for a day, a weekend, or one hour. You will be a better leader, father, friend, and pastor when you keep the first things first.
You are doing amazing.
You are seen.
Your work does not go unnoticed.
God will reward you for your faithfulness.
He hears you.
He knows your desires.
He will be faithful, even when you are faithless.
From one leader to another, we need one another. If you need prayer for anything, please reach out. I would love to pray for you.
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