Guilty as charged! I noticed this week feeling irritable, but ignoring it like everything was okay. To be honest, I tried filling that grumpiness with Iced Caramel Macchiatos and large chocolate bars! Yes, I’ve had cravings out of this world and no, I’m NOT pregnant!
You see the problem with ignoring red flags is, eventually you will run off a cliff! The Holy Spirit has a subtle way of saying, “hey you aren’t acting nice, maybe you should take a break and spend sometime with me?” If we don’t listen, our family or friends could step in and they aren’t as gracious as God.
I like how Courtney Joseph explains it in Women Living Well…Remember how the crowds pressed in on Jesus everywhere He went? Everywhere He turned, there was a need unmet, and though there was so much to do . . . He withdrew to rest. Luke 5:16 says, “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” If Jesus needed alone time with God, then certainly we do. Just think of the wisdom He wants to impart to you, the strength and the peace you may be missing out on. Give yourself permission not to have your to-do list all checked off in order for you to rest and get alone with God.
We must make it a priority to rest and spend some alone time with God or there will be ugly consequences.