"Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen." This jumped off the pages of Jesus Calling early this morning in my Quiet Time. I don't know about you, but I needed permission to give my mind a break from planning! There is always something in my life that needs planning - my daily, weekly, etc. schedule, Sunday School, Women's Ministry and on and on. Sometimes that planning and the anticipation of what might occur interferes with my sleep.
By "nature" I am a planner. That's not necessarily a bad trait, but one can go overboard with a good thing. The key, of course, is to let the Holy Spirit be in control of my day, my week, my future - let Him be in on the planning. Let Him be my Guide.
Psalm 62:5 says, "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." To give my mind a break (a rest), I must be ever aware of the Lord's constant Presence with me. This becomes a reality through prayer - constant prayer. Pray, pray, pray. Listen, listen, listen. Obey, obey, obey. Rest in Him.