Hello February! The month of love! This month we focus on self-care! Self-care seems so easy yet is so very hard for most of us. We pour into those around us, our family, our friends, our coworkers but often we forget to nurture ourselves. Some of us may even view self-care as selfish. But even Jesus modeled self-care as he went into the wilderness to seek God in solitude.
Below are 5 Scriptures Centered Around Self-Care. Feel free to print these out and hang them somewhere easily seen for when you need that moment to stop, take a deep breath and soak in some instant inspiration.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
This may be one of the most well-known scriptures that also talks about the health of your mind. We are called to a life of renewing our minds, breaking the destructive mindsets, and focused on the word of God.
For God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
Power, Love, and self-control. These are the things God gave us in exchange for our fear. This is what you have instead of the fear that may paralyze you. We do not have to do this world alone, and we do not have to live with the stress. Taking care of ourselves is not selfish!
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Jesus is encouraging his disciples to care for their physical health by resting!
(So take a nap if you need too)
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
Take one day at a time. Tomorrow’s fight will happen tomorrow. The battle to trust God is always happening in the current moment. Rest in His promises.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16
So many times when we feel the extreme emotions of this world we may be driven to excess. Excess food. Excess lethargy. Excess drinks. We do these things to numb the feelings we have about what is going on around us. The consequence of this however is the toll it takes on our bodies! Our body is a temple, so taking the time to take care of yourself isn’t selfish. It is an order and command of the creator of the Universe.
We hope you will find encouragement, support, and motivation within these scriptures to not only carve out more self-care time but also to trust the process and go easy on yourself. Self-care is not selfish. It is vital. You are a valuable treasure with many gifts meant to make the world a better place. Pour into your cup so that you can pour out into the world!
Please reach out to us if we can be of help in your self-care journey! You can email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (706) 237-7577.