Take A Break
I know the issues of life keep us going day in and day out, but everybody deserves a break every now and then. Take some time for yourself. Do something you enjoy like read a book or get a massage. Sometimes we really have to just slow down and take some time for our self. For me personally, taking time to myself doesn’t even require me to do much. If I just sit in a room alone in silence, I am happy. Some people like to do things and go places, and that’s all fine too. Do whatever makes you happy. The point is, do something. As adults we have a lot of daily obligations, so whatever your something is just make sure that it takes you away from your regular norms in life.
I’ve learned that from time to time our regular routines can get the best of us. What I mean is, it can wear you out. You go to work, cook dinner, get the kids ready for bed, and any other extra curricular activities you have going on each and every day. These are all perfectly normal, but there comes a point in time when you just need a break.
What a break does for me is allows me to actually enjoy the moment that I am in and not look at it as an obligation, I have to do this or I have to do that. We get so busy preparing for one thing or another, where we actually miss out on what’s right in front of us at that very moment. The duties are always going to be there, but I’d even add that taking a break actually help you to complete those duties. Instead of being stressed and overwhelmed, it gives you time to calm down and focus on the task at hand.
Taking a break also your body to be refueled. You give so much of yourself day in and day out that you become totally depleted. Taking the time to just chill, gives you the opportunity to be filled back up. I know this to be true spiritually as well. When you are constantly ministering, praying for people, counseling, etc. you just pour more and more of yourself out. Stepping back for a moment and taking rest in God is what you need to be filled up again. Allowing the opportunity for God to pour Himself into you even the more will give you the wherewithal to continue to do what He has called you to do for the people. So take rest. Remember, a field that has rested yields a bountiful crop. #iDeclare #TakeABreak…YouDeserveIt!
Father God in the name of Jesus, I come humbly before your throne of grace. Thank you God for showing me that it is ok to take a break. Help me Lord to discern and know when the time has come for me to relax and take a break from the craziness of life. As I do your bidding and pour out, please continue to pour back into me so that I do not become depleted. I decree and declare rest and restoration in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
Psalms 37:7 KJV “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT ”Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”