Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Tired.
Tired – drained of strength and energy.
So many are feeling it this week. The harsh storms, both physical and spiritual, sap us of the ability to get up and do it again.
Tiredness knows no boundaries and is felt by young and old, male and female. The conversations as of late are proof to me of this one thing … we all experience tiredness.
Reading the word prompt earlier, one simple question went through my head –
What are we to do when we find ourselves flat out tired?
Thinking for sure I would pass up writing this week, I moved away from the computer. But I kept on thinking and questioning –
Why is it we wait to feel energy before we do something? Could it be there is more to this “tiredness” we all experience than we realize?
And the Word came to shed light:
“So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.” (Hebrews 12:12-13, NLT)
This word prompt, prompts me to look at these two Scriptures and brought these reminders:
- Don’t wait to feel less tired. Get a new grip. Hold onto a few new Scriptures to regain focus.
- Strengthen my weak knees. Just as exercise strengthens our bodies physically, strengthen myself in God’s Word and through time spent in prayer.
- Decide how to move forward. No more weaving. Seek, and stick to, the path He has marked out for me.
We’re exhausted in every way – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It’s time to take stock of our lives. Prioritize. Let go of a few things even.
“So that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.”
They are depending on us.