Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
When I ask someone how they are doing, the typical response I get is “busy!” As a society I think we have gotten really good at being busy. We celebrate hard work and achievement. Both of those things are great, but I don’t think we celebrate rest enough.
When you are tired physically or mentally you are an easier target for the enemy. Rest helps make you less vulnerable to attack and it makes it way more difficult for the attacks that do come against you to bring you down. I want to ask you a question that only you can answer. How are you doing at resting? How are you doing at unplugging? If you are like most people and you’re honest you probably will answer “not very good”. Take time in the next 21 days to rest. Do something that rejuvenates and recharges you. Don’t apologize for turning your phone off, for unplugging from social media, for taking the time to recenter. A few hours off can make a huge difference.
Lord, thank you for the abilities and drive you have given me to accomplish great things. Help me to see when I need to rest so that I can stay strong for myself, my family, my friends, my church, and ultimately for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.