Or, learning to listen when you need to slow down.
Psalms 23:2-3 2 In grassy meadows he lets me lie. By tranquil streams He leads me 3 to restore my spirit…
You get up, make breakfast, get the kids off to school, go to work, do the groceries, make dinner, do dishes, laundry, chores, pay bills, and make sure you get everything done five minutes ago. SLOW DOWN. That twinge in your neck, that nagging yawn, that feeling in your body that something just isn’t right? That’s God, through your body, telling you that you need to take a breather. Sit down, lay down, take a bath, read a book, listen to music, and R-E-L-A-X. This is the one time that spoiling yourself, just a little, isn’t a sin at all.
He blesses us with able bodies, and makes us capable of great things, but He also gives us hints when we have gone too far with our everyday toils, and when we are abusing our bodies. Stop. For at least 30-45 minutes each day, just sit back, and do something you like to do. Rest. Take a break from the rat race. If you continue going at a break-neck speed, you’ll only hurt yourself in the end. Your health and well-being are important to the Heavenly Father, not to mention the loved ones around you.
So, the next time you feel that you can’t keep up the pace much longer, don’t. Take a detour from the rat race that is life, and just stop and smell the roses.
Until next time, God Bless.