Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul!
Several years ago, a leading American magazine came out with an article comparing the productivity of those who worked seven days a week with those who worked six. Those who worked seven were the A-types who were always in demand and felt that not a day could go by without their best effort. However, over time, those who took a day to unplug, reset or rest were noticeably more productive.Don’t get me wrong, hard work is important and so is taking care of your responsibilities. However, they can come at a price. The rate of burnout, stress, and heart attacks have never been higher than they are now. A word of advice from us to you: take time to restore your spirit, mind, and body. Like muscles after a tough workout, our minds need a chance to recover from the forces that pull on them.
God is a good Shepherd. He will lead you on long journeys and you’ll have some hard work ahead. At the same time, He knows when you need to take a break. Weekly, planned to unplug is not whimsical nor an act of laziness. Rather, accepting the break is an act of faith. It is trusting that your journey and the things that you cannot control are resting in His hands.
Mike Metcalf, Jr.