Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Have you ever focused on your breathing?
Last night I was smelling some frankincense I had put on my hands, I absolutely love the smell of it. You know when you smell something good, how you want to inhale the smell as long as you can? I was doing that last night, and I suddenly realized I had taken control of my breathing.
I sat there realizing I don't ever focus on my breathing, I just do it. My body never forgets to breathe. How crazy is that to think about? Same with our heart, we don't ever have the responsibility to keep our heart beating. We aren't reminding it to keep beating every second of everyday.
I can remember with my first child, getting worried in the middle of the night that he would stop breathing. I use to check his chest religiously to feel that little heart racing, and his chest rising and falling from inhaling and exhaling. I suddenly felt a since of responsibility to keep something alive. But what I didn't realize was, I don't have control over his heart and lungs.
As people, we sometimes feel the weight of taking control of things in our lives and in ministry. We worry about our children, what we will eat, how the next bill is going to get paid, when more people are going to come buy into the vision of our church, and so on. We get caught up, stressed and burnt out from it all.
Matthew 16:18 I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I WILL build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Let me encourage you. Like your lungs and your heart aren't being controlled by you, neither do you have control over the rest. God says HE WILL build his church. Encourage your husband, that the two of you aren't in control of that area. God says in Matthew 6 he clothes the lilies of a field and feeds the birds, so how much more will he do for you? He will take care of that area, hand control back over.
Why carry the weight that constantly has you stressed and worried? You were never meant to carry that. Give God back control in your life, because HIS burden is light and HIS yoke is easy.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor