It’s true. You were created for rest.
Deep within your very being, there is an innate need for rest. For quiet. For stillness.
Jesus knew it. He knew we would become tired and weary. His solution? Come to Him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
We are human. Fallible. We have limits. We cannot sustain busyness forever. At some point, we must rest.
Even God rested.
I want you to think about that for a minute. Six days of creation, and on the seventh God rested. All day He rested.
He made time to rest, understood it’s importance. He rested because it was necessary, and as an example for us.
If we think about it that way, then really, what excuse do we have NOT to rest?
Is our to-do list more stressful than the creation of the entire world?
Do we have more on our plate than the God of the universe?
Are we really that full of pride?
Choosing to rest is a humble act of obedience. An obedient act of humility. Refusing to rest is prideful, plain and simple. It’s throwing one of the most gracious gifts God gives us back in His face, declaring “I don’t need it.” (<– tweet it)
Except I do. You do. We need it. Even more, we really were created for it.
So embrace the gift, enjoy the freedom of admitting you can’t do it all, and understand that it’s simply a part of who you are.
Today’s challenge is to take a hard look at your refusal to rest. Dig down deep, and think about why you find rest incompatible with your life. Do those reasons line up with the truth of Scripture? Then, come on back and join us tomorrow as we talk about giving ourselves permission to rest.
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Kayse Pratt serves Christian women as a writer + designer, creating home + life management resources that help those women plan their days around what matters most. She’s created the most unique planner on the market, helped over 400 women create custom home management plans, and works with hundreds of women each month inside her membership, teaching them how to plan their days around what matters most. When she’s not designing printables or writing essays, you’ll find Kayse homeschooling her kids, reading a cheesy novel with a giant cup of tea in hand, or watching an old show from the 90’s with her husband, who is her very best friend.