Art and Soul

When You’re Being Poured Out

Yesterday, I found myself feeling really depressed and hopeless. Nothing had changed, I just woke up that way. Does that ever happen to you?

For me, it often happens when I give a lot of myself, but forget to do the things that fill me up. Pouring out, but not filling back up, leaves me empty. It’s a simple metaphor, but so poignant.

It didn’t take long for me to see that I wasn’t filling up, because I wasn’t creating a margin for that in my days. I wasn’t living intentionally, just getting by. I needed a plan, so I made a simple schedule for today. The time that Josiah usually plays in his room after breakfast – that was my time to fill up.

An hour to read the Bible, pray, and create…and now I’m feeling inspired, excited, and ready for the rest of my day.

What are the things that fill you up? If you don’t know, I’d encourage you to spend time figuring it out, and then use your margins to do those things. When you’re being poured out, you need to fill back up.

Blessings to you this weekend! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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