Resting on Purpose



Sometimes, it’s okay to rest. Take a sabbath day. Kick back, put your feet up. That’s hard for me to do. I feel guilty if there’s a spot of dust floating in that beam of sunlight. I have to go clean it up. Run the vacuum, wash the dishes, throw in a load of clothes. And the yard. Don’t even get me started.

But even God took a day off. He planned for us to do the same. So why is it I feel guilty? The sun is shining. Take a deep breath, relax. Enjoy life.

I know it’s not Sunday. It doesn’t matter. Some people have to work on the traditional sabbath days. So take whatever day you have available, or even a few hours, if that’s all you can manage. Give yourself permission to rest. Take a nap. Read a book. Watch a movie.

And you know all that stuff you need to do? It’ll be there tomorrow.

So now, let’s try that again. Deep breath. Relax. Enjoy.