I am truly tired. Like I am actually tired as I am writing this. This semester I am taking 17 hours of classes, which is a good stinking amount. I am waking up at 6:30 most days of the week and basically running from one thing to the next every. single. day. I know what you may be thinking! Oh you will get used to it, it can’t be that bad! But man it is and I am learning that increasing the number of cups of coffee I am drinking isn’t helping all that much.
The other day I was thinking, more like panicking, about how this was going to be my routine for the next 15 or so weeks. (And then we will roll right into camp so I should just give up on sleep now!) I was driving into Kansas City from Lawrence to go watch a club volleyball practice. I recently started reaching out to some clubs in the area to let them know I am aspiring coach and to start to “networking” (lol I am adulting so hard). Anyways this practice was from 8pm to 10pm not including the hour drive both ways. I’m sad to admit this, but I was not super pumped about the opportunity.
I got to the gym and almost instantly perked up. The coaches I met were awesome and the players were so fun to interact with! I had a blast watching and listening to this man’s coaching style. And I left SO excited about the thought of doing that myself one day.
On my way home I prayed and thanked God for the chance to meet those people, and expressed how blessed I felt that He had showed me I needed to switch my major to education this summer. In the midst of this prayer, I realized I didn’t really feel tired anymore.
Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, for I will give you rest.” The Lord has promised us rest in heaven, but I also think that we can find rest in him during our time on earth. Sometimes He will reveal that in a canceled class that allows you to sleep in a little longer. Other times, I think that God gives us chances to rest in different ways. This volleyball practice gave me a rest, it was not physical but it the Lord brought me joy through it and I felt rejuvenated.
Sometimes I forget how faithful our God is, but He tells us in his word that He WILL give us rest. I don’t know what rest looks like for you, but I would encourage you to ask the Lord for rest. He will carry your burdens and He will renew your heart.
Here are some pictures of my friends and I sledding from this past weekend. I wrote this post almost 2 weeks ago and was waiting for some time to take pics for it. I finally got around to it this weekend! This was such a fun break from studying and stress. Thanks to Jesus for community that is willing to put a pause on their Sunday afternoon to play in the snow with you.