Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Week 7: Be Still, the Confession

Guess who couldn’t be still just hours after publishing this post encouraging us all to do so. Yep! Yours truly…


This weekend, my husband and I took a trip to our hometown to visit family. As weekends go, this one was filled with running around and visiting family members. By the time we returned home Monday evening I was exhausted.

Our car was loaded down as if we’d been away for a week instead of just a weekend. After unloading, I intentionally unpacked only the necessities from my luggage then headed for the shower. I told my husband I was leaving the rest of the unpacking for the next day or the day after that. Any day but that day, because remember, I was exhausted.

Moments later, I exited the shower clean, refreshed and ready to be still and relax. In the meantime, my husband was diligently unpacking all his bags and putting away all his things. So instead of unwinding and preparing to call it a night, what do I do? I finish UNPACKING!


Before I knew it I’d unpacked my bags and put everything away. And as if that wasn’t enough, I floated into the kitchen to prepare my lunch. Then I unloaded the dishwasher. Then I began another load in the dishwasher. Needless to say, my husband looked at me and just shook his head.

By the time I finally climbed into bed and assumed the position of being still, it was too late. I clearly missed my moment, because it took me forever to go to sleep that night. So not only did I miss out on the blessing of being still just to be still, I awakened the next morning still EXHAUSTED. Serves me right…

So there you have it my friends. My confession… I know you’re probably shaking your head, too.

Is it difficult for you to relax and be still? Why do you think women have such a hard time relaxing?