I’m joining in over at Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes over a specific word given topic. Tired.
It was late last night. I was driving home from our church campus. It had been a long day filled with meetings, photo shoots, and serving others in our GED program.
I knew I was exhausted, but I wasn’t expecting the wave of tears that over took me. Where did those come from?
As I reflected back over the day, I realized it was an emotional tiredness taking over my very being. Raw emotions of living a life out-loud for Christ.
As I began to unwrap the feeling pouring out of me, I realized the range of emotions were oozing from each end of the spectrum:
Blessings from hearing that words that I had written had made a profound life change in another.
Accomplishment as organization was worked through with a new ministry leader.
Frustration stirred watching leaders step down from serving.
Celebration as I shared with my own children incredible life steps along their journey.
And much sadness as the realization hit once again — God can’t change anyone until they want to change for themselves.
Emotionally tired – I was.