Rest and Care

“Maturity is a choice we have to make and a price we have to pay, and all the talent in the world can’t compensate for immaturity. It is the development of our character and the depth of our intimacy that impresses God. Salvation is free. Maturity comes at a cost.”
― Rob Reimer, Soul Care: 7 Transformational Principles for a Healthy Soul

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Soul care is a priority. Self care is a priority. And never shall the two separate.

I’ve been learning this precious truth over the past few years, and I can say now that I am grateful for the peace and joy that it’s brought. No matter what your vocation is in life, remember that you are worth more than whatever is pulling at you. 

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Each time I decide to take a calculated risk, I wonder how well it will go. 

Each time I decide to take that risk, I remember that honoring myself, my voice, and my boundaries is vital.

And sometimes I may not know fully what those boundaries are, until I’m halfway through that risk.

And through each experience, I am learning what slow really means. I am learning what safe truly means.

These times of growth invite me to go Higher, seek Higher, be a better version of myself, for God and others.

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It’s OK to go slow.  

It’s OK to rest. 

It’s OK to just be still.

It’s OK to say Not yet.

It’s OK to begin again.

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Let the soul and the self intermingle.

God’s got you and me deep in the palm of his loving, gracious hand. He does indeed give life more abundantly.

Photo cred: Unsplash
Book rec: Soul Care: 7 Transformational Principles for a Healthy Soul by Rob Reimer

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