Many of you have probably heard this verse from the Bible found in Luke 6:31 KJV which says "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." If you did not hear it said this way, then you may have heard it as "do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." This phrase was considered the golden rule and the fundamental principle for how I was taught, in church, to treat everyone. It did not matter what the other person looked like, what church they attended or whatever differences we may have had. Even at a young age, when I applied this principle, I noticed overall it was met with many positive responses when I allowed positivity to flow from me and received adverse reactions when I was more negative in my approach.
As a wife and stay at home mom of two children, I wear many hats. On a daily basis my responsibilities can consist of multitasking the roles of a chef, teacher, blogger, housekeeper, accountant, and so much more but lately I have been feeling empty! This emptiness has caused me to desperately want to retreat from all my obligations in the hopes that I can feel refreshed or even at the very least, able to continue my acts of service. As much as I enjoy serving in my many roles, there are times where I start to become overwhelmed by the sheer weight of it all. It has never been an easy thing to admit when I am in need of help or let alone feeling like I am drowning. So while spending time with God, I decided to address this matter but found myself unable to say anything. I started to think that speaking up would be too much like admitting defeat or sound like I was complaining. Now the Bible says in Psalms 55:22 KJV "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." Knowing this verse, you would think that I would have been motivated to lay all my cares down at God's feet rather than continue to still hold on to them.