It’s easy to lose ourselves in the spinning and twirling events of our daily lives. Often, we burn out when we give all our time and energy for a worthy cause or in meeting the needs of those around us.
I am learning that I am not indispensable and that the world can do very well without me for a while.
The harsh reality is that we often become “indispensable” in our own eyes. We get lost in the illusion that the world can’t make it without us.
We must step away and take a good look at who we have become. My ego loves the attention and the “need to be needed.” I call it my “save the world mentality.”
My husband can attest to the many times I have asked him to remind me that “I don’t have to save the world.” Because that mentality has ruined my health, run me into the ground, hurt my most valued relationships (husband and kids) as I ran off to save the world, leaving them and myself behind in the dust.
Maybe stepping back for a while will create new opportunities for someone else. “Letting go” may also allow you to step into something new that will refresh you and create the balance you desperately need in your life.
I believe balance is important to God and that includes our mental and physical health, and emotional well-being.
A few days ago I read a prophetic word by Lana Vawser:
“There is a deep circumcision of the heart and re-calibration taking place out of His love.”
God desires to bring us to a place of “beautiful brokenness.” A place of surrender and yielding our plans, hopes and dreams for a time. It seems to be about a re-calibration, re-setting, making minor adjustments.
“It’s a re-calibration, it’s a refining, it’s a reawakening and shaping that the Lord is doing, a deep molding of the heart. A deeper place of yieldedness to run after nothing else but Him. To not chase titles, a big ministry, more favor but bringing them to a place of ‘beautiful brokenness.”
The word “calibrate” means to adjust and make small changes. Refine means to fix flaws, correct and mold into something beautiful and elegant.
We create a heavy imbalance in our lives when we believe that we are indispensable. I have been exercised and challenged to take a good look at my life and allow the Holy Spirit to make the necessary adjustments to temper me.
We spiritualize ourselves into a frenzy of doing and end up over-functioning and doing the work of ten. What if we let go and made room for others to step in and do the work that one person was so desperately trying to accomplish?
Do we need to repent of our need to be ‘indispensable?” Lana seems to suggest that repentance is part of the “beautiful brokenness” that God is working into His people in this season.
Who are you becoming? Let the dust settle so you can get a good look at yourself again and let the world spin without you for a while.
“The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12)