Sometimes I say to myself, you’re not stressed or tired, you’re doing fine—but my body talks to me and says “shut up.” It’s amazing, but I have this ability to pretend I’m doing better than my body tells me I am. Ever get tense shoulder muscles, or maybe a rumbly stomach, or an eye twitch, or maybe a headache and it’s on the backside of you pushing hard? I’ve found our bodies talk to us about how we’re really doing when our soul is in denial.
When we think we’re doing fine, but our bodies are telling us something different, we should listen to what God might want to tell us in that. He gave us the Sabbath rest for our sakes—we need rest. It’s a gift. Do you find you have a hard time listening? Why do you think that is? I wonder what the deeper message is that keeps us in denial when we’re pushing too hard?