Last week, Vickie and I took the week off and just rested. We went on a cruise to Jamaica and unplugged. No phones, no social media, no emails and no work!! We just rested. We all need to rest for the next assignment that God has for us.
We all lead fast paced, time urgent, stress filled lives. From the time that we open our eyes in the morning until we go to sleep at night, we are either in a hurry or in a fog because we can’t keep up.
We are on the phone, on line or on edge! It gets a little overwhelming at times. We are stressed out at home and stressed at work. We are trying to manage work and family responsibilities along with the hundreds of other “little” things that we all have to take care of. Life can be a little overwhelming at times.
Let me give you five things that you need to do to insure you are ready for the next assignment.
1 – Take a nap or get a good night’s sleep.I took a nap everyday last week on our vacation.
Probably not what you were expecting but very needed and true. You would be surprised how a nap or really good night’s sleep would change things.
2 – Take the Sabbath
I know this is a crazy concept and you wonder who would suggest such a thing. God did! God instituted the Sabbath He created human beings with a need for a day of rest. God rested, not because He needed to rest but because we do. He knew we would live crazy, busy lives so He set a day in place for us to refocus, restore and re energize.
Don’t refuse the gift of rest!
3 – Take a vacation
I know many people can’t afford to take a vacation. You may be at the place in your life where you can’t afford not to. Maybe you could just stay home, swim in the neighborhood pool, relax and rest.Last week was a time of renewal and relaxation.
4 – Take time alone with God
We all must slow down long enough to be with our father. Jesus did! Jesus made it a priority to get quiet and get alone with His father. You must do the same. Don’t get so busy that you don’t spend time with Jesus.
5 – Get ready for the next assignment
If you are not properly rested, you will not be prepared emotionally, mentally and physically for the next assignment that God has for you.