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When you don’t take time to care for yourself, you rob yourself of the opportunity to better care for others. There’s always a holiday season, something important happening, or somebody who needs you. However, if you always sacrifice yourself to take care of these needs, you might not be there for the long haul of caring for others the way God is asking.
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Some of the best talks in the world are those which a man has with himself. He who speaks to everybody except himself is a great fool.”
Here are five things I found that helped me leave well.
When you get into hurried, anxious situations, how do you respond? Are you like the child, trying harder and harder, only to find life getting even more hurried and tighter? Hard work and effort are good, but they will never be good enough.
My husband Scotty was injured while playing college football more than 20 years ago. He wasn’t supposed to get sacked as the quarterback, but he did. He tried to move on with his active lifestyle, but one surprise cut under him while he was playing a pickup game of basketball was the final blow. Four back surgeries later, physical pain plagues his life 24 hours a day.