Day 17 of #MyFullLife, today's prompt "Rest"
I've been learning to practice this only recently. There's so much wisdom in scheduling time for it the same way we honour an appointment on our calendar. For a very long time I didn't.
In a previous life I'd work insane hours feeding a need for busyness that after many years left me burnt out. Pausing and taking time to rest felt like a weakness and other than scheduled vacation time once a year, rest felt guilty to me.
These days I'm learning that just as rest days are essential to a healthy running routine, and need to be scheduled in order to perform well on the days I run; resting regularly is equally important for my week's work to be done well.
This week has been LONG. Really good but I feel the fullness of it in how tired I am. I caught myself earlier today beginning to feel guilty, like I needed to be productive and busy, instead of slow and spent. But then I realized I did spend myself fully into the week's chores, appointments, people and projects that God has called me to this season. And felt compelled to embrace and learn to just be and rest.
Love how God, being supreme and one who does not tire, still modeled this for us. As Genesis states, after His creative work, He rested. And later in Deuteronomy, through Moses, He provides instruction for the people, to rest.
It always strikes me how His rythm is never rushed, after all the Bible says He is not a God of disorder. A slow pace and gentler rythm to my days is not something that comes naturally for me, but the results thereof make the times that are hard and busy much more meaningful. Rest helps make what is not rest, better.