It’s just the beginning of the school year, but the Lord has been talking to me about rest. I’m discovering how to be refreshed by him.
What does this look like for me? It means that when I’m out of energy, I’m out. And that’s okay. God created us to rest, and when we deny ourselves that, we aren’t caring for the body he has given us, and we aren’t able to truly love others.
I think one reason God made us to rest is so that we can know our limits. I can’t be at every ministry event on campus. Sometimes, I have to skim the end of the chapter I’m supposed to read for class instead of actually reading the whole thing. The great thing is that when we reach the end of what we can do, God says, “I’ve got this. I really did all along, but you’re just realizing it now.”
In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Paul writes, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
So I’m done hiding my weakness, my limitations, or the fact that I’m out of energy, and I’m finding refreshing grace and the strength of the Lord.
By recognizing my limitations, God’s strength is revealed.
Meghan Wisdom is pursuing majors in Nursing and Human Development & Family Studies at Edgewood College and UW-Madison. She loves Jesus and is a leader in campus ministry.