The world teaches us that in order to achieve success, we have to work harder and harder.
However, very often this leads to burnout, lack of peace and losing the very thing we’ve been working so hard to achieve – our purpose and fulfillment.
No wonder that BEFORE God gave an assignment to the first couple – Adam & Eve, He gave them a day of rest.
This is a very important spiritual principle.
Rest must precede work. Here is why:
◽ A rested mind allows you to hear God clearly;
◽ When you are rested, you avoid confusion and mistakes;
◽ When you take time to rest, that means you trust God to work it out more than you trust yourself;
◽ When you rest, you renew your energy and refresh your vision.
◽ Rest allows your body to heal.
Make rest a priority this week. Set a day of rest. Unplug, turn off your phone. Have fellowship with the Lord. Take time to enjoy life and have fun. Take a nap. Spend time with your loved ones. Recharge. And trust God to use this time of rest to do something wonderful in your life.
Take rest seriously. Believe me, this will make you so much more effective!
Have you experienced the power of rest in your life, or is it something you would like to start applying? I’d love to hear from you!