Friday, June 10, 2011

Give Your Mind a Break

"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.


  1. And, it's so much easier just to follow Jesus than for me to always be in planning mode! Rest, awww!

  2. needed this today!!!!! THANKS!!!! Jona Rae