As I sit down to relax for the first time today waiting on my husband to get home so we can eat dinner, I realize my exhaustion. I’m just tired and stressed. For those of you who know me, I am completing my Masters of Teaching at UGA. This past week I was given 5 questions by 3 professors to write research papers on in 2 weeks. My middle brother has a nickname for me in moments of school work – ‘Crazy Katie’. I am ambitious and like to succeed so I want everything to be done great and I’m going to try to get it done early.
This is not what I want to be doing. I want to be hanging out with children in the excitement of school ending, but instead tonight I will be writing my last paper! No matter how hard I try, I always have that nagging thing in my mind…homework, class, presentations. As I sit in this comfy recliner, I have the quiet reminder in my head that says this is just for a season.
Sometimes life just gets crazy and this week has been it for me. Have you ever said, “I just don’t think I can take one more thing added to my plate?” And in the quietness of my house I hear God speaking to me saying, “Katie, cling to me. And when times get crazy and life just seems to be exhausting, you can find a resting place in me. But, most importantly don’t neglect me.” I have been guilty to try to fit everything in this week but my time with God.
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28
A professor once told me that, Like a Kidney Stone, This Too Shall Pass!