Caring for Mental Health
I completely resonate with the notion that we have to rest and say no to things so that we can continue to put ourselves in a healthy position to say yes to other things. And that we should work within our strengths and listen for God's calling in our lives, instead of trying to strong arm all the problems and work to be done around us through our flesh. Without contradicting this, I want to add that we often, in this modern age, say no to too much out of this sense of self-preservation as well. And sometimes what we think is our "calling", is really just our comfort zone. And some of the stress in other people's lives that we expect them to learn to manage through these concepts of leaning on God and taking responsibility, actually is circumstantial. And if we wait for someone to feel "called" to help that person, we aren't being a loving neighbor. I see that a lot in my life, from people who understand how to reduce their own stress without using that health to actively love others.
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