Less Hustle. More Rest.
Several months ago, this photo of my mug was shared on another well-liked Instagram account. In the middle of a lot of thumbs-ups and kind words was one man’s comment that simply read, “things losers say.” Ouch. Yeah, the initial read stung for a second but honestly not for too long. Because I’ve had first-hand experience with the weapon of rest. And that phrase on the mug was a gift from the Weapon Maker Himself.
I get it, there is real satisfaction in the hustle, in getting stuff done, in making it happen. I know it all well. But I think it’s even harder work to intentionally fold rest into your lifestyle when it’s not your natural bent. Because I’m still not so great at it, I am more proud of myself when I close the computer and choose Jesus than when I stay up till midnight crossing things off.
Let me tell you, I am one determined mother. I’m just most determined now to value stillness over chaos, presence over perfection, delight over performance. Anybody feel me?
Mug in the SHOP: rawsugarwrites.etsy.com.