This summer was originally titled “The Self-care Summer.” Friend M. and I had great plans for taking care of ourselves across a wide range of areas: spiritual life, budgets, nutrition, work, relaxation, coffee dates, etc. All this was done with the idea to become more settled in our personal and spiritual lives in order to recover from the intensity of the past six months. Then autocorrect happened and #powerchilling was born.
The essence of power chilling is to take care of yourself in every way imaginable. Your mental, physical, and spiritual health are of great importance and with that in mind we have each individually begun to figure out our priorities. We looked at which areas needed our focus. Then, in the true spirit of friendship, we encourage, hold accountable, and provide ample opportunity for power chilling to take place in an environment of community and fellowship.
The most notable theme for this new lifestyle that we are developing is to constantly seek out God’s guidance in our lives for who He created us to be, how we can serve Him best, and how can we learn to continually rest in Him. Understanding that we are different, individual, powerful, talented, and blessed women has been a healing thing to realize. In this our humanity and sinfulness has also been realized but with a dose of repentance and grace we are set free to be about the work that God has called us too. After all, isn’t that the most important thing?
The goal of this summer is to enable us to work for God’s kingdom here on earth while caring for our exhausted, strained, and worn out bodies. Daily life is hard. For myself the last six months have held delightful changes that have also led to hard seasons. I have two choices before me. Either I wallow in discontent (not a good look for anyone) or I can use this time to live life fully and to move forward towards the next layer of my call.
Our goal is Christ. To serve Him to the best of our ability we have to take care of ourselves. Find out what it is that you need to build sustainable routines in a life filled with His guiding voice in order that you may be who He has called you to be.