Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Most of us could probably remember a time when we had to hit a reset button because our
electronic devices or better yet our Wi-Fi began to malfunction. During those times, hitting the reset button would allow the device to recalibrate and begin to work according to how it was manufactured.
Well, recently I had to hit reset, but it wasn’t on a device. I needed a reset!
Becoming a mother to a newborn can consume so much of your time. You are no longer just responsible for taking care of yourself, but now this little life needs you for everything. Who you were before becomes a distant memory as you are nursing, changing, bonding, comforting, sleeping, nursing again, and the cycle continues. Days seem to pass by while you try to remember when was the last time you slept, combed your hair, or did anything by yourself. It can be a tough season, but it is also the most rewarding.
I needed a reset!
Although, I absolutely love this man-child God has given me. I really, really, really missed the season prior to his pregnancy 😩. In that season I was the very best version of me that I’ve ever seen. It was the most time I spent just loving the person I had grown into. The primary reason for that amazing season of my life was the alone time I had with my Creator, my Father. I would spend countless hours of conversation (praying) and reading His Word before my husband even knew I was missing from the bed. It was truly a Moses going up to Mount Sinai type of experience. I loved every minute I got to spend with Him, everyday was a new revelation, a deeper understanding.
Once the newborn life began it was on and popping 😅! My Mount Sinai experience was non-existent. As a matter of fact, the non-existence started before he was even born. Conversations with God became harder and harder as the pregnancy progressed. So of course after being so connected, the “feeling” of being disconnected became all too real, I began to malfunction. I felt out of sorts spiritually and eventually, it began to impact me naturally. I got angry a lot quicker, my patience was a whole lot thinner, my palette and appetite for things began to change. Spiritual junk food tasted a whole lot better than the good healthy stuff. I could even feel myself twitching from time to time 😂 (j/k).
I needed a reset!
My heart was impacted so negatively because of all the mess that was happening in the world and so much of me was different from before. An opportunity for a reset presented itself in just the nick of time. That opportunity was a corporate fast. How many of you know that fasting is a great way to reset 🙋🏾♀️? It allows a reset of the body and a spiritual fast allows the ability to connect with our manufacture (God), by turning down our fleshly desires to seek His face. In my case, I was “feeling” so disconnected I knew I couldn’t just jumpstart on my own, this corporate fast was an answered prayer.
I needed a reset!
I hit the button and shut down all of my desires for three days. It was the very thing that I needed to disconnect from me and reconnect with my Creator. I didn’t just want to reconnect to be the old version of me that I loved, I wanted to be a better version. I wanted to reset to the original settings my God designed just for me. I wanted the manufacturer’s reset, the Kingdom version. The fast was just what I needed, a connection and a download that showed me all the things in my system that no longer served the person God originally designed me to be. Those deep-rooted hidden bugs of anger, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred, and any other build-up I picked up along the way, and as a result, praise God they were deleted 🙌🏾.
I needed a reset!
I am thankful I didn’t wait for a complete breakdown to get it. I missed the previous season of my life, and I allowed my feelings to dictate my relationship with God. Ladies, how many of you know that our emotions can lead us astray 😩🙋🏾♀️? I allowed them to lead me to believe that I could never have what I had before. I was mourning the time I shared with Him, while failing to realize that my new season required some change. I had to change the way I worshipped, I had to change the way I prayed, I had to change the way I spent time with God. I may not be able to go up to Mount Sinai as frequently as I was used to, but He meets me right where I am. Whether it’s in the middle of nursing, bonding, comforting, changing a diaper, bath time, sleeping, or washing bottles, etc. My Father in Heaven meets me right where I am.
Do you need a reset?
Ladies, we are great at putting on “faces” and behaving as if everything is okay when it’s absolutely not! You may be in a new season in your life where you feel lost, or you may feel overwhelmed, or you feel broken, and you are wondering where is the God of the Bible? Or like me, you are just tired, newborn life got you tripping and your kids are driving you crazy 😂🤦🏾♀️. Well, just because we have the amazing responsibility of being women, mothers, or any other glorious hat we wear, it does not mean we have to be superwomen. It’s okay to not be okay. In those moments when you are no longer okay, hit RESET! You don’t even need to “feel” disconnected in order to reset. Hit it whenever you don’t believe you are being the best version of yourself.
Resetting may consist of a fast, going on vacation, taking a break, going for a walk, shopping, seeing a therapist, listening to your favorite podcast😉, or rededicating your life back to Jesus Christ. Whatever you need to do, just do it. Don’t wait for a complete breakdown in order to RESET! The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10
Interested in finding out more about the next corporate fast, click here.
If you have some extra time, listen to one of my favorite songs that is getting a heavy replay in this season, Jireh by Elevation Worship and Maverick City: