This week, Holley Gerth’s God-sized dream team is taking some time to play. To do something energizing…something enjoyable…whatever that might be.
Have you ever felt like you needed permission to do that? To let go of all that’s waiting to be done, and just enjoy something?
I don’t know if it’s a mom-thing, or a female-thing…or maybe both, in which case, it’s a double-whammy…but I need permission. Not from someone else—but from myself.
Last weekend, I gave myself permission to fully embrace my weekend at the Jumping Tandem Retreat in Ashland, Nebraska.
Permission to not worry about my family at home. (Okay, I’ll admit I needed some reminders on this one.)
Permission to relax and let everything else go.
Permission to stop making the mental task-lists, and let God pour into me.
And He did. In unbelievable and indescribable ways. Ways I don’t ever want to forget.
I gave myself permission to let go of myself and let Him be.
And maybe that’s it right there…I let go of myself.
Why is that so hard?
Maybe because as moms, we’re often the glue holding it all together. And when the glue goes away for the weekend, the logical conclusion is everything will fall apart.
But nothing fell apart last weekend. And I couldn’t be happier.
Because there is stronger glue than me—and He never fails.
God keeps me together and fills me with what I need.
And sometimes, it’s okay to let everything wait for a while…to rest and be reenergized in Him.
To let God be Who He is and believe Him when He says, “I’ve got this.”
Be still, and know that I am God.
Do you need to give yourself permission today? Don’t worry, God’s got this.