Do not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 NIV
A common phrase I get as an observation from friends and family is that I’m always busy. It’s not uncommon for me to turn something down cause I need to work on something in my non-official work hour whether it be for work or ministry.
Monday was no different. With strep ruining my “work” weekend and vacation, I rearranged my schedule to work Monday-Wednesday to finish some things while school was closed for the break.
Monday was a great start. I was able to work in silence, with access to my two monitors, printers, and without interruptions. I left feeling very accomplished and looking forward to being able to work without distractions the next two days.
Later that evening, my mom invited me to have lunch and watch a movie with a friend on Tuesday. I thought about it, but declined because I was going to be too busy working.
Yesterday evening however, I started to get anxious. I was already feeling bored the first day of spring break which started to make me anxious and kind of depressed. I already was not looking forward to Tuesday evening.
So, I knew what I needed to do although reluctant to do it. I needed to go with my mom and friend to lunch and a movie and then work in the evening. I have a bad habit of making my world about things I’m working on because resting and doing nothing doesn’t make me feel good either. However, I’m always energized and encouraged when I’m around friends and family.
So today I made a decision to rest, but not in the way that you think. I was still doing something, but I was resting and relaxing in the company of others. The laughs and conversations bring a type of active rest that brings peace to the soul.
Today I was thankful for the time spent with my mom and friends which helped me work well this evening energized and finishing my work goals a day early this evening.
To God be the glory,