There is greatness on the inside you, but your life can become so congested it will limit the ability for your gifts and talents to grow.
What if the change you desire to see requires room to manifest?
Your gift and natural talents are what you’ve been given to live out your purpose and calling. When your natural strengths are taken to the extreme, they become a liability. Intentional rest renews your strength and makes room for new levels of blessings.
We often choose to see rest as one dimensional. We treat rest as if it means to simply cease activity. We should look at rest the same way we look at work.
For each type of work, there is a type of rest. Rest is multi-faceted. Each type of rest pulls from a different energy pool.
Your body needs moment without movement to heal. Your mind needs downtime without the pressure to think and calculate. Your senses need opportunities be quieted. Your emotions need the peace of contentment. You need the social comfort of refreshing relationships. Your creative side needs the inspiration of beauty and your spirit needs communion with the holy.
If your job is emotionally draining, then physical rest alone will fail to leave you feeling restored. Emotional rest will be required to pour back into the places you pull energy from during your day. If you spend a large part of your day staring at a computer screen or hearing endless background noise, you will find you feel more at peace when you allow time for sensory rest.
For every depleting activity in your life, there is a counter activity to revive that same area. Rest is how you restore your greatest gifts to their healthiest states.
Make Room For Greatness
You have to be willing to let go of what you have sometimes to grasp something better.
- When your brain is filled with anxiety and fear, it will not have room to dream, be creative, and step outside of your comfort zones.
- When you’re in a relationship filled with distrust, it will not have room for forgiveness, grace, and understanding
- When your life is filled with disappointment, it will not have room for fulfillment, contentment, and purpose.
In what area of your life do you need to see more growth?
Is it your mind, your heart, your relationships, your spirit, your joy, your peace?
When you open up room in these areas you create space for greatness to enter your life. It can enter in the form of new possibilities, new opportunities, new relationships, new thoughts, and new habits.
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