Sometimes, we can get very weary.
I remember a season when I was trying to work on my writing and I felt so weary.
I would write and write, but felt so weary. I would call out to God for strength, but still felt weary. I was so confused. I would also take time to sit with God, but felt like I barely had strength. I didn’t know what was going on. I knew God was allowing it to get my attention. I knew that weariness could have came from me overworking or trying to push my writing out. I knew God was telling me to stop striving. I knew God was telling me to enjoy this powerful journey. Yes, it wasn’t perfect, but I knew God wanted me to write with freedom.
Sometimes, when we write we want to be perfect.
We all have to remember as women of God that nothing is perfect. If we keep having this perfection mindset we won’t enjoy the life God has given us. We won’t enjoy the process.
One day I woke up after feeling so weary for a few weeks. I started calling out to God for strength. I knew I had to call out to God for the strength I needed. I just didn’t know how I would feel at peace more or how things would change. I started meditating on scriptures as well.
It didn’t happen overnight, but as I let go of self. As, I let go of how I thought things should be in my life. I started to see change.
I want you to think about your life. If you feel weary or overworked. You must slow down. You must look for ways to slow down and ask God to help you. You can’t do it by yourself. You need God.
I noticed the moment I gave God my worries and fears. Things changed and my heart felt more free. I also took a break on my writing projects and just worshiped with God. I felt pressure melt away and fear melt away. 2 Tim 1:7
I want you to look at life right now from a new perspective. Do you feel worn down at times? Don’t just write to write. Someone will read what you write and you need your writing to really flow. You need God to relieve your heart from stress and anxiety. You need that freedom to be you.
Weariness can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. Here are 3 things that can help you get over weariness.
Especially when you write…
1. Worship while you wait. Worship pushes worry out of the way. Worship will bring joy. Are you worshipping or worrying? I noticed when you try to worry and strive. Your thoughts get clouded and you can’t concentrate. Don’t put off worshipping the Lord. Singing and praising God can break the back off of worry.
This scripture came to me and I always read it. It makes me think and reflect. It makes me realize that God does want to head my requests. I can thank him and also give him what is on my mind. Worship and release. Worship God and thank him. Give him everything on your mind. Here is the scripture—
Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life,
Philippians 4:6 TPT
2. Rejoice and be thankful. You must rejoice. Sometimes, we wait for something to happen to rejoice. We must daily choose to rejoice. When you write you will have times where no thoughts will come. You will have times when frustrations will pile up. You have to rejoice. You have to take breaks when you write, so you can get wisdom. So, you can receive what God is telling you. You can’t be on the go all of the time. You need God to give you ounces of creativity. Take breaks and please rejoice with the Lord. This scripture below always helps me when I focus on rejoicing in the Lord. When I am joyful things bring joy and peace. It’s easier for me to write. Here is a powerful scripture that helps—
So wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice! Fling wide, you ageless doors of destiny! Here he comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in.
Psalms 24:9 TPT
3. Rest with the Lord. Take time to rest. You must rest and not rush this process of writing. When you journal and write take time to rest. Don’t keep saying you will rest and you don’t. Rest prepares the way. Rest takes you into new seasons as well. Here is a scripture that helps me rest with the Lord.
As we enter into God’s faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them.
Hebrews 4:10 TPT
Weariness will come, but you can do something about it. Don’t let the enemy trick you. Write well…