Even Jesus took some quiet time, and I do not think we were near as busy as He was. And Guess what? God took time off to rest so who do we think we are that we do not need to do it? Jesus knew the importance of rest and time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. He would take this time to get Himself refreshed and pray, He was setting an example for us to follow. Mark 6:30-31
God in the beginning after His work was done rested on the 7th day and set that day apart as holy, a day devoted to Him! Genesis 2:1-3. God set the plan in motion knowing that we are not super human as we would like to believe. We need to take time and rest to get renewed and refreshed. Jesus also said; come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28-30.
We most times put a guilt trip on ourselves if we take a break, and things do not seem to get done! Well guess what? If we took a little more time to ourselves we could get refreshed and renewed. It will amaze you what you can accomplish, your thinking is clearer you feel much better and you make more rational decisions. Time has be given to us for a reason, not just to stay busy, but to enjoy God's creation around us.
We miss so much of the beauty around us and the joy it brings us. I have heard so many people say how much they miss certain things in their lives because of being too busy. Well my question to you is, what did you do different to get that memory you so desire to enjoy again? You had to take time to build that memory, you had to take a vacation or a long weekend. It's called planning but that takes time huh?
We keep calenders for everything else, except ourselves and the time we need for us! It is alright to take the time for us. In fact it is as important as anything in our lives! I truly believe if people took the time to rest and relax, again I say, medication sales would go down significantly! I feel some sickness would subside and we would just genuinely feel better about our lives and what goes on around us because we have gained a little more control.
Jesus took time off so I guess we can too!