REST IS IMPORTANT
Rest is so important to the human body yet it is so often neglected by many. The need for the body to get adequate rest, especially following a protracted period of exertion cannot be overemphasized.
In fact, God demonstrated the importance of rest when He took time off on the seventh day after creation (Genesis 2:2).
No doubt, today we live in a very busy world. But we must also learn to recoup lost energy in readiness for a new day’s challenge. This is because the human body is wired to operate within a set tolerance beyond which it’s prone to breakdown.
So, if God who created us after His similitude could take time off His very busy schedule to rest, then we should follow suit.
DON’T GET TOO BUSY
It can be quite perplexing to know that humans often times make excuses for not getting enough rest, for example, citing that they’re “too busy working!”.
Interesting, the irony of life is such that, “there’ll always be work to be done” as long as the earth remains (Genesis 8:22). Hence the need to know when to call it quits and retire to rest following a hard day’s work.
Below are a few useful tips to help guide you.
- Know your limits and learn to say “no” respectfully.
- Take breaks from work and use the time for productive rest.
- Ensure to get adequate sleep each day.
Life is too short. Don’t get carried away by excessive work.
GOD GIVES REST
Unfortunately, the quest for “true rest” has seen many people explore futile options. But the fact remains that, there’s no true source of rest outside God — “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).
In the scripture above, Jesus offers the panacea for exertion:
- You must identify that you have a burden and need rest.
- You must be willing to lay down your burden at the feet of Jesus Christ.
- You must resolve to accept Him and let Him teach you how to find eternal rest for your soul (Matthew 11:29).
May the Lord give you rest roundabout today in Jesus’ mighty name. Happy new month!