Do you ever end a week and feel filled to capacity in your mind and heart?
Full of thoughts
Full of wonder
Full of worry
Full of gratitude.
I have had that kind of week. I have much to consider in the coming weeks in my business, in my personal life, in my leadership at my Church, in my desire for new routines and outcomes and in those spaces where my heart feels disrupted and unsettled.
I have learned that when I start to feel that I am reaching capacity, I must pay close attention to a few things:
Do not overprocess and let my mind rest. When I am considering big decisions, I find that all the what if’s begin to spiral in my mental cavity. I am reminded of the importance of holding every thought captive and channeling my thoughts into prayerful, reflective, strategic spaces.
Sabotage the sabotage: When I am contemplating big decisions and feel uncertain, procrastination, distraction, and doubt settle in. I want to sabotage the sabotage and keep moving into spaces where God is inviting me to risk and trust Him more fully.
Converse with a few trusted souls: It is essential for me to be engaging with a few trusted souls. I am so grateful for good people in my life, and I must create the space to have meaningful conversations. It always seems when I do this, my capacity increases because the good that is within me takes root and the extra is sifted out, giving me more room to think, feel, breathe and live!
My mind and heart feel very full, and it is good for me to remind myself what I need. I like to pick one song each week to really listen to often. This one has calmed my soul this week and reminds me that God holds me and cares about every last detail. I am looking forward to moving through a few things this week that I anticipate will bring me greater peace. But when I am at peace, anxious, filled to my capacity or fully relaxed, may I never stop singing Give me Jesus!