Busy. Over-worked. Stressed out. Hectic. Active. Whatever you want to label it, most people would describe their life this way. In our day and age, there are even people who get their self-worth from how busy they are. Keeping up with the Joneses is not just about material wealth, but it has come to also include being as busy as they are. Heaven forbid that when someone asks how my weekend was I reply, “Relaxing. We didn’t do anything.”

A busy life is not how it is meant to be. When God created the world He made six days for us to work, and one day for us to rest. “But you don’t know my life,” you may say. No I don’t. But I do know that rest is nothing to be ashamed of, nor is it a guilty pleasure. It is a natural part of life and you need to make room in your schedule to rest. And here’s how: commit to less. I may be a little presumptuous to say this, but you don’t have to do all the things you do. Cut down on the non-essentials and take time to rest.

Hebrews 4:1  The promise to enter the place of rest is still good, and we must take care that none of you miss out.

You can experience incredible rest and refreshing. It is there for the taking, don’t miss out. Having time for yourself is healthy and good for you, and it should happen at least once a week.

So go on, take some time to rest, relax, and refresh. Be amazing.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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