There are some seasons where we are called to serve others so much that our, self care is forgotten.
What if I told you, that’s ok. It’s not always about you.
Truly. That’s so hard to read especially because we live in a world that preaches the opposite. Now, this doesn’t mean to never have a break or think about yourself but it means that when your kids are sick, care for them. That’s not the time to think about what you need. If your friend is going through cancer, I doubt your self care matters more than serving them. If your spouse’s illness requires you to focus only on them, serve them with all your heart.
We definitely live in a world that tells you that YOU should come first all the time but it’s not always true. We need to be able to go through life without always needing self care because that’s really unrealistic at times. We should know there’s a time for everything. Also remember that God calls us to serve one another and to outdo each other but I think we’ve reached a point where we are trying to outdo each other in who does what for self care.
Breath. You’re ok. Your time will come. It’s ok not have self care all the time. At least for me, it’s not realistic (maybe to you it is and that’s great! ) but I’ve learned to serve unconditionally and to appreciate the time I do have for my self care. My spiritual care.
Just a reminder that… Self care isn’t always your priority and that’s fine. We were called to serve one another more than ourselves.
I’ll lose followers, I’ll get people who don’t agree. But God’s word is there and I’ve seen far better outcomes from serving others than just myself.
Galatians 5:13-14For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”