A Good Tired

Is there such a thing as a good tired? Often when I’m tired, I get cranky, impatient & selfish. So what kind of tired might be the good kind?
Here are a few good “tireds” for me:

  • exercise tired: when I’ve swum hard, run long or lifted well, my body is spent & there’s a euphoria that feels very satisfying
  • mission tired: sometimes when I come home from a Saving Moses trip, there’s a sense of rich fulfillment, seeing redemption in realtime for today & into the future
  • people tired: when I minister, it feels good to spend myself & let the Holy Spirit work, touch & talk through me. 

There’s also some bad “tireds” that I experience from time to time:

  • selfish tired: when I get self-absorbed, this can be very draining
  • abundance tired: there’s an interesting balance between being overfull versus starving; being overfull with activities, achievements, food, sleep, coffee, etc can make me very tired
  • stress tired: when I carry / hold lots of pressures, it drains me of energy

Seems to me that the good tired happens when I’m balanced & keeping my eyes on Jesus. The bad tired happens when I get my eyes off of Jesus & try to fill myself with other stuff. Jesus is always our best choice ūüôā

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constructive rest :)

¬† My kids are officially on Summer Break & oh the joys of no school work, staying home, making pancakes, playing outside, having lemonade stands, being with their friends¬†and so much more!!!¬† Yahoooo!!!¬†¬†I’m also challenging them to read for one hour a week so they keep their reading skills sharp – an¬†important tool for success.¬†

I believe that God gives each of us seasons of rest, but we must be mindful to consider that rest isn’t the same as amusement.¬†¬†For me,¬†rest is constructive.¬† Rest can be creating some space to think, be, listen & connect.¬† Rest can also be the decision to trust that God is bigger than any challenge, hardship, difficulty, darkness or uncertainty.¬† Jesus said that we can come to Him & find rest in Him, the One Who loves the entirety of who you really are ūüôā