Uitwaaien (out-vwy-ehn) “To take a break to clear one’s head; lit. “To walk on the wind.” ~The Dictionary
Uitwaaien is such an amazing word, not just for the beautiful meaning, but also for its incredibly difficult but fun pronunciation!
To take a break in order to clear one’s mind is a foreign concept for many of us. It actually seems counterintuitive to being successful in our creative pursuits. But when we look at scripture, we see the God of Creation not only taking a break from His work during the dawn of time but also during His three years of ministry here on earth as God with Us-Emmanuel.
“And when He (Jesus) had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray.” ~ MARK 6:46 NKJV
With each moment of creation, the Lord paused to call His work good. With each moment of ministry that He completed in the form of man, He took the time to draw away and to breathe in the refreshing breath of God the Father.
In Matthew 14:22-33, Christ Jesus sends away the crowd and the disciples, goes away alone to pray Himself, and then comes back down the mountain only to walk on water!
With each step that we take in the direction that Christ Jesus is leading us, we too must take moments to embrace Uitwaaien, to clear our heads, hear from the Lord and to walk in the Wind which is the Spirit/Ruach/Breath of God!
Fatigue is no one’s friend. Seek His face in prayer often and allow Him to renew your mind. Your success if found in the guidance of His Spirit (Proverbs 16:3).
~Poeima, Poetry in Motion