Can I tell you something? I’m tired. Really tired. Not just ‘need a quick power nap tired’ but soul-level tired. I’ve run myself empty, irritable and burnt out. I’ve lost my margin. I’ve lost a place for people to land. My creativity is dried up, my content is bled out and my silver lining enthusiast is ‘out of office’.
We’ve created a culture where rest is overrated and the rat race trumps all. Less sleep, more doing. Less being, more preforming. We wear productivity like a badge of honor. The worth of our days is measured by the length of our to do list. We find value in our accomplishments and pride in our busy.
What if it could be different? Why can’t it be different? What if grace carried more weight than the grind? What if the content of our heart mattered more than the contribution to our hustle?
I’m the anti-expert on rest but I’m here to be a student of change. I want to uproot the world’s view of ‘the grind’ and cover it with God’s grace. I want to have a heart like His that holds value in Heaven over the hustle. I want to find unending rest in who God says I am instead of a world that takes as soon as it gives.
Let’s unsubscribe to the hustle culture. Let’s give up serving other’s expectations. Let’s hold space for things that will actually matter once we’re gone. Let’s rewrite our rest because I want to live a life where my grace covers the grind and my heart matters more than the hustle.