“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
It’s great to be the person that everyone depends on, but we all must have someone that we can depend on as well. We will fill others with consistent love, assistance, advice, time, positivity, and even our very own spirit; however, we don’t replenish ourselves. That’s the difficult part with being a giver, sometimes we give more than we have. When we give more than we have, we leave very little or nothing left for ourselves. We can’t function off of fumes, because those fumes began to choke us and builds darkness inside of us. How are we to spread love and positivity to others, when we have none for ourselves? It’s impossible! As wives, mothers, employees, friends, sisters, and daughters, we have a lot of responsibility, but sometimes we need to take a break from that responsibility and just breath a little.
As we progress through this week, please take a look at your busy schedule and remove somethings that weigh you down. If anyone calls you with negativity or just heaviness, ask them if you can get back to them, once you rebuild yourself a little. Also, add a spa day into your next months plan. As humans, we can only take so much. That doesn’t make us weak, but honest and strong. Strong women understand the importance of replenishing themselves as well.
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. ” – Mandy Hale