In my Bible reading today, the people asked the prophet to “ask the Lord to tell us where he wants us to go and what he wants us to do” and then said that “we promise to do whatever he says, even if it isn’t what we want to do.”
Subsequently, the response they got wasn’t what they wanted to hear, and they refused to obey.
I don’t take this reminder lightly. As I seek to follow God’s leading by asking Him, “what should I do here [and here] [and here],” am I seriously awaiting his response? Am I really willing to hear Him say, “Go,” “Stop,” or “Keep trudging along; it will be worth it.”
I feel what He’s communicating to me right now, this very moment, is “rest awhile.” Not for a week of vacation, not even for a whole day off, but just for a break. An hour’s respite, despite the demands of the day that He’s also shown me are part of what I am called to do.
The easy way out is not an option. Casting my cares on my King is. And so that’s what I am going to do. Throw on some shorts, go for a walk / run / ride, and come back and face life once again, wholeheartedly and strong.