28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
“Stop it! Stop it! If you two don’t stop screaming and yelling in my ears, I’m going to snatch you both out of this place and make you walk home!”
Turning around from the ice cream counter, there stood this middle-aged woman, dress down in her yoga outfit. She was near tears. At her breaking point I assumed. Yet, I could feel this mother’s disgust and disappointment.
As a mother and grandmother, I have had many of breaking points. The kind that made me give serious thought about picking up my car key and pocketbook and just walk. That’s right. Walk out the door and not look back.
But thank God that those breaking points only lasted for a short period of time. No, I never left my family but I on many occasions wanted too.
Reaching your breaking point can involve all facets of one’s life. Marriage, children, family, friends, work and church.
Was the mother out of line in the ice cream shop? I don’t think so. Everyone has a breaking point. It could come anytime and when one least suspects it.
If you have peaked to the point of no return and want to throw in the towel. You are not alone and you are not a bad person. It just proves you are not Jesus.
If you are reading this post right now and know without a doubt that you are at your breaking point, may I suggest to you, to find a quiet place to be alone with the Lord.
Then, do what you might fear will make you look unhinge…scream to the top of your lungs, punch or kick the wall and cry your head off! Better yet, drop everything and go stay overnight at a hotel. Pamper yourself. Then, when you return, don’t answer to anyone.
Your breaking point shouldn’t be taken for granted. You have a right to protect your mental health.
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2017 The Year of Our Lord