21 Mar Spring’s Renewal
It has been approximately 42 days since my last post. I would like to say that I am sorry for being away for so long, however the time away was much needed. I do apologize for my lack of communication regarding my sudden “disappearance.” I greatly appreciate the heartfelt text messages, emails, and inquires about missing my daily doses of love. I cannot tell you how much hearing from you all meant to me during this time.
Over the course of these days, I’ve spent a great deal of time in reflection and meditation. In all transparency, I needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of my life. I experienced several transitions in a short period of time and it was a lot to bear all at once. I did not want to allow my personal issues to interfere with the work that God has called me to do. It is always my goal to produce unfiltered, authentic work that is not influenced by my own issues. In order to do this, I had to allow time for renewal, rejuvenation, and reconnection.
Our sole purpose (read: soul purpose) is to be of service to others, yet we cannot do this if we are absorbed with our own stressors, struggles, and distractions. If we continue to be of service to others without allowing our cups to be replenished, we end up feeling depleted, empty, and powerless. These are all feelings that were starting to creep up on me, so I made a conscious decision to take a step back and allow God to refill me so that I can be used for His purpose and not my own.
It is not easy to walk away from or to take a break from the things that we are devoted to and love, but in doing so we find the greatest treasures tucked away, hidden in the tiny recessive of our solace and solitude. You should never feel guilty or ashamed for taking rest, even from the things you are passionate about. In rest we find new insight, innovation, and inspiration to return to the things we love with a fire in our hearts and a greater propensity to execute. So I’m back! With a renewed spirit, eager to pour into your hearts (and inboxes) daily doses of light and love.