I don’t love the idea of wearing ‘busyness’ like a badge of honor (because it’s not healthy and not how God calls us to live) … but I think it’s ok to be aware of the hard and, at times, hectic seasons. Sometimes things are just difficult and a little crazy.
Today alone I’ve been:
A workout Buddy
A social encourager
A mean mom
A prayer warrior…
To name a few.
What hats are you wearing today? Are you feeling the weight of them? Are you feeling a bit out of place as you try to balance them all?
Give yourself a little grace and remind yourself it’s okay to ask for help. Allow yourself the space to sit down, and reevaluate anything that needs to change. There’s a chance you might need to delegate and discern what things need to be added or subtracted from your schedule to refuel you.
Let’s face it, 2020 was hard. We’re home, school is weird, things are closed. If you get sick your life turns upside down. We are filling more roles than usual, and there may not be an end in sight.
But friend, can I encourage you to hang onto one of the most important hats we wear? A hat that needs to adorn our heads like the Helmet of Salvation. It’s the hat of a being a prayer warrior.
You see, too often we can attend to the duties in front of us and forget to pray. We can strive and work and prayer falls by the way side.
But can I share something with you?
Being a Prayer Warrior and being a Prayer Worrier are too very different things.
As Proverbs 31 women, we are to stand up and pray and not be idle, but rather move forward with confidence in the Lord.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. -Proverbs 31: 26-27
So cast off the intense pressure of perfectionism. Do you realize that if everything on your to-do list doesn’t get done before bed, it’s okay? You don’t have to have it all together, that’s why we wear the hat of Prayer Warrior. For it is in the spiritual realms that we fight against the doubt, the pressures, the fears the enemy throws at us. It is in prayer that the Lord changes, transforms, and molds our hearts to be prepared for whatever comes.
I want to be like the Proverbs 31 woman this year. Through 2021, I want to be able to smile toward the future because I know Who is already there. So will you join me in committing to wear the hat of Prayer Warrior?
Pray because you believe in the power of prayer.
Pray because you believe in the God you’re praying to.
Pray out of devotion instead of desperation.
Pray with thanksgiving and faith, not with fear and trembling.
Be a warrior of prayer … not a Worrier who prays.
But most of all, just pray.
For no matter what happens tomorrow, this year, or in your lifetime— pray from a heart that knows God is in control.
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
– Isaiah 41:10
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