I love to fly
I love getting on a plane, and taking off.
Because I love the opportunity to rest.
I love that when I am in the air, no one can call my phone, no one can text/sms me, and I can’t send or receive emails.
In today’s technology rich environment, I am often expected to be online and available 24/7.
“You didn’t reply to my text… i sent it 2 hours ago!”
Does that sound familiar to you?
When we look at great lives, such as the life of Jesus, we see people who regularly rested.
Even the Creator of Earth rested on the seventh day.
When you rest, you get perspective, you get a fresh start, and you make space for God to speak to you and give you strength.
Rest is essential to life.
The challenge I am faced with at the moment is this- how do I create an environment of rest when my feet are on the ground?
As I think on this, I think that the key is that I must be ok with upsetting people, and letting people down in order to sustain myself and be available to those that matter most, my God and my family.
“Do you know why I didn’t reply to your text? My phone was off, I was resting.”
Not an easy message to send, but without rest I will burn out, and a burnt out person is no good to anyone except a counselor and his wallet.
My prayer- “God please help me to rest in You. Help me to make You a priority, not people. Help me to know when to say yes, when to say no, and when to say, It can wait. Amen”