This “keeping pace with the Holy Spirit” more than likely will be a bit more slow, gentle, and restful than you first thought. It may be less of “hurry up, go go go” and more of a
“rest, recharge, soak”.
If we are to continue on this journey that eventually leads us to our eternal home we got to “keep pace” with the Holy Spirit and His gentle way.
How do you cope when burned out? Withdraw? Control? Anger? Anxiety?
At times of burnout I become “Sargent Melanie” and it is not very pleasant. Regardless of how we cope, one thing we have the same as children of God is: gentleness is truly at the root of who we are. Whether it is buried under a deep forest of problems, or thorny briar situations—We have this character, the gentleness of our God, ingrained in each one of us. He wants us to follow after His example and learn how to live the gentle life.
Don’t let your eyes deceive you. What is going on in the natural and what you can see with your physical eyes is not the ultimate truth. “Fix your eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Today we have a choice…. Instead of a choice like Elizabeth’s between two good men, we have a choice between good and better. The better path can be risky…. It can be unsure. It draws us out from what is comfortable. It can be nerve wracking and lonely at times, yet it can be most rewarding, causing us to lean into God and the direction of the Holy Spirit more than ever before. We can see new sights we never thought existed.