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These past few weeks I have been VERY busy, yes emphasize on that word VERY. Since I started working as a fitness trainer, a dance teacher and serve in the dance ministry my daily grind has been all physical. On a regular basis, I teach around 5-10 classes, take around 4 classes and dance every evening in a week. Not to mention the administrative and creative work that I need to do as one of the ministry coordinators of the dance ministry, a single’s retreat coming up and the project head of our upcoming dance concert. I love what I do but to be honest I get tired too and one of the big thing that I lack is enough rest and sleep. I even came to a point in the midst of working that I would breakdown and cry to my trusted friends and to God just to say that I am really tired. But despite of being tired, I still pushed myself to work, work and work.
Not until this morning when I woke up to a text regarding our ministry schedule today…to my surprise the morning schedule is a dance where I am not casted. I have to say it was indeed a battle in my mind. Should I get up, go to church and start working? how about those MOAs that I need to prepare, layouts that I need to edit or the prod script that I have to finish or Lord, are you giving me this extra hours of sleep? Thank God, I chose the later. I went back to bed and reunited witn my sheets and fluffy pillows I got that extra hours of refreshing sleep. As I woke and prepare I felt lighter and yes part of that ‘rest’ is that I was able to have a quality time to have quiet time and even write this post(which something I’ve always longed to do). This may seem such a small thing but God is teaching me a big lesson, and that is to trust Him and even when I am asleep HE IS THE ONE WHO IS AT WORK.
“In vain you rise up early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat–for He grants sleep to those He loves” -Psalm 127:2
Knowing me I want things to fall in the right place. I never settle for anything less than what is excellent but in this instance God wants me to take His word that even when I am in deep slumber He is in control of everything not me. Remember, it is not your work BUT His work why are you so worried that things won’t get accomplished?
As a constant reminder, again I remembered my life verse:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths straight”
God is blessed with our hard work but He is also concerned with our need for rest and leisure. What a loving God we have! Is God telling you the same thing ? Go take time to take a breather. Enjoy God’s goodness, take that much needed rest and TRUST that God will take care of His work. That’s why I have to leave you with this: Kalma beh! God works in our day off.
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