Renewal is a daily process, a process of continual cultivation. This is a reminder that I need constantly. I struggle with distraction. Do you? If you’re a mom, I’m certain distractions are not new to you. It seems we’re pulled (literally) in every direction possible, and this can create a lack of focus. Before we know it, we’re left feeling empty and drained. Fear not, friend! All is not lost.
So, how can we find renewal in the distracted, weary-filled seasons of life?
How to Find Renewal In Weary Seasons
Recognize the Distractions
Life-draining distractions are the destructions in your life that are leading away from your focus. Ask, “what are the distractions that are causing anxiety within my spirit?”
“What’s pulling me away from God’s leading rather than toward it?”
Taking time to re-evaluate what’s causing distractions from God’s assignment in this season helps us find renewal of mind and spirit.
Replace Them Purposefully
Too many distractions pull us away from listening to the Holy Spirit’s leading in our lives. This can also take away time from reading His Word and seeking His presence continually. Getting alone and connecting with God allows us to develop a deeper relationship with Him.
We can ask him to show us where our distractions are.
There are times when I don’t know where my distractions are but I do know I’m distracted. I’m anxious and unfocused. These are the times when the Lord just wants me to spend more time with Him and He’s not going to reveal my distractions until I’m ready to be still and listen.
Reinforce With Trust
Sometimes we “freak out” when we think about trust or hear the word. Perhaps that’s because our natural tendency is to rely on our own strength. As I walk this journey of motherhood, I find more and more that my strength is not enough. I NEED strength Almighty.
The only way for us to really trust in all seasons is to clear away the distractions of our lives and draw closer to God.
I love this verse from Solomon in Proverbs 3:5-6:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Our paths will constantly curve if we’re walking a path other than God’s. On God’s path, we will find true strength and peace we need to live freely, love abundantly, and mother joyfully.