10 Apr Rest 1.0
In May of 2016, the Huffington Post published an article about Type A people. Most high-level leaders are described as driven, efficient, and competitive. While these qualities can lead to success, their downfall is a refusal to rest. In the past, I have struggled with taking time to rest, but over time I’ve learned that all does NOT depend on me. I am not God – surprise!
When our leadership includes rest we demonstrate our understanding that God is sufficient. In fact, refusing rest and not taking a Sabbath day is rebellion against God’s instruction.
Exodus 20: 8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days, the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
The Sabbath was made FOR us, to remember Who we serve and that He is in control of everything. God led by example when He took a day of rest after creation and as leaders, we need to do the same. Will you join me?