Not having anything to do is borderline boring, but it’s also relaxing.
My husband and I are camping on the river. He’s gone fishing and I’m blogging.
We basically sleep late (until 8:00), eat a light breakfast, have our devotions, sit by the fire talking with our fellow campers, take walks, ride our bikes, cook out, watch a movie at night, then go to bed. The whole process starts over the next day and we love it. We love it because we are not stressed out.
My husband asked me the first day we got here, “Why is it we can’t relax at home?”
I told him I think it’s because we’re always thinking of something that needs to be done when we’re at home. When we get away, it’s out of sight, therefore, out of mind.
Even Jesus felt the need to get away from the day to day stress of ministering.
“And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”
Mark 6:31 KJV
From time to time you must get away from the daily grind and rest.
If you’re a workaholic or a Type A person, it’s probably much harder for you to schedule vacation time, but to have good health and be emotionally stable, it is necessary.
Type A personalities think the company can’t produce without them, or the church will fold if they’re not there, but be assured they will survive without you!
If you keep pushing and pushing without regularly scheduled breaks to recoup, you are pushing you’re mental, physical and emotional capabilities to the limit.
Take a break! Get away and come back refreshed and refired.
You’ll be doing yourself and others a big favor.
Slow down. Listen to God’s voice. We need to take the time to do what He tells us in Psalm 46:10:
Be still, and know that I am God.