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I slammed into 2022, exhausted.
I don’t know about you, but I felt like 2021 was much, much harder than 2020.
2021 was not an easy year for me in so many ways. Physically, relationally, parentally, ministry-wise, the continued unrest in our country, and the never-ending pandemic. It has taken its toll. And then, like a final nail in the 2021 coffin, my family and I ended the year with COVID.
I was so excited about the new year, mistakenly thinking that a turn of the calendar meant everything would be better.
So I just kept going and doing like I always do. But I spent January in a state of weariness, overwhelm, and trying to survive. <<– not abundant living.
I’ve been here before. I saw the warning signs. And heard my own advice in my ears… you need rest.
As a Type A, overachiever, I have always struggled with rest. Always saying… “Yeah, I know I need to rest, but what am I supposed to DO when I rest?” As if rest is an action item to check off my list. I rarely give myself permission to rest. I struggle with stillness.
Jesus says in Mark 2:27… “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Rest was designed by God, who knows our fragile, human state. It’s something we all know we need.
Be filled. Pour out
Be filled. Pour out.
Rest then work.
Rest then rise.
God gave us the command to take a weekly Sabbath. Rest was something that Christ demonstrated in his own life on earth when he would retreat after pouring out through teaching and healing.
So why do we feel so guilty about resting? (or is it just me?)
It’s been such a challenging two years. If it feels selfish (or even impossible) to relax in the midst of so much uncertainty, you’re not alone. I understand, dear one.
What I’m slowly learning is that when we feel like there’s no time to rest—that’s when we actually need it most.
We need to give ourselves permission to rest.
That is what I’m doing.
Now, I can’t rest from everything in my life and work. But I did take a hard look at all that I am doing and identified things I could pause for a season.
This leads to this announcement…
I am taking a temporary break from the Healthy Free Life Show. (And the blog)
In today’s podcast, I share openly about my weary state, the reason for the break, and most importantly… when I’m coming back!
(Spoiler Alert… I plan to be back podcasting the first week of spring: the week of March 20th! I picked this date for a reason! Spring! I’m so ready for spring!)
I love you, and I love sharing the message of health and healing with you each week!
I know that this season of rest will renew and restore me. You will get a better Katrina on the other side of this.
I will spend time praying and planning out future podcast episodes during the season of rest!
That’s where I need your help!
Can you take this 3-minute survey to let me know what you would love for me to talk about in future podcast episodes?
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Are you ready to put God at the center of your health journey and to finally achieve your health and wellness goals? Join me every Wednesday to learn how! (Show returns the week of March 20, 2022!)
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