Do you know what “headspace” is? It’s got a couple of definitions, but one of them has to do with liquids in a bottle. Headspace refers to the unfilled space between the top of the fluid and the top of the container. As pressure or temperature changes, the fluid will rise or fall, and the amount of headspace controls whether the liquid will overflow its container and spill out.

Let’s apply this principle to our lives. We all have a certain amount of “headspace” in our lives, depending upon the situations and pressures we face. When things are going well, we have more headspace to allow the pressure and temperature not to cause us to “overflow.” When we live with a lot of stress and worry, our headspace diminishes, and we are more likely to “spill out.”

Have you noticed that it doesn’t take as much pressure or worry for you to “overflow” or “spill out”? We are all living with more stress and fear, and I know that I am feeling it. How do we handle it?

We go back to what we know to be true about God and Jesus.  

Lately, I’ve been going to Matthew 11: 28-29: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

We talked about this verse this past Sunday in relationship to us learning about following Jesus, but do you see what the basis of us coming to Jesus is? It’s because He is gentle and humble in heart. Furthermore, it’s in learning about Jesus that we will find rest for our souls. That rest for me is “headspace.” Rest produces the headspace that allows us to handle life’s pressures and demands, including life existing with COVID.

Do you need more headspace in your life? Believe the truth that we will find headspace as we learn about Jesus and live for him. I pray this encourages you today. Following and learning about Jesus isn’t supposed to be hard. Life might be challenging, but Jesus isn’t.

Aaron Groat
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